The world is full of advice and a lot of that advice is pretty bad. It turns out that giving good advice is harder than it looks. I think this partially because if you reduce advice to a pretty generic level, it’s bound to be at least somewhat crappy. People are so different and employ… Read More Have some bad advice
For a reason I can’t quite explain to myself, I recently watched all six Mission: Impossible movies. I don’t have a long and storied history with these movies. I hadn’t even seen them all before. I don’t have strong feelings about Tom Cruise. Action isn’t particularly my genre. It’s just that one night I watched… Read More Turns out that the Mission: Impossible franchise is a rich text
It’s Banned Books Week! Or, maybe you’re reading this at some point in the future and it’s no longer Banned Books Week. Easy solution: Live your life like every week is Banned Books Week. In the past, I have often celebrated this auspicious occasion by reading a banned book. When I used to do a… Read More Read more banned books
I’ve experienced this thing several times in my life and I’m curious to know if it’s familiar to anyone. When I don’t know much about a subject, I’ll have a general opinion about it. Then, the more I learn about that subject, I’ll learn nuances I didn’t know before and my opinion will take a… Read More Should we demand accuracy in our historical fiction?
Recently, I had the delightful experience of being on the podcast What People Do with the ever wonderful Brendan Howard (listen to my episode!). We talked about writing and all the different forms of it and some of the questions he asked me got me thinking…why do I write, exactly? Aside from the fact that… Read More Why I write
In the interest of continuing to produce content that adds to ever growing content pile that is the internet, here’s a new post! (Read my thoughts on the noisy world of content we live in if that’s your sort of thing.) One of my goals for this blog is to write thoughtful or thoughtful-ish pieces… Read More Some stuff I liked in August
A flip switched at some point in the last ten(ish) years and now the world is full of content. Bursting with content. All companies are trying to create content. There approximately five dozen streaming services crammed to the brim with content. Videos and newsletters and podcasts that you love and enjoy that used to be… Read More Making content for the sake of making content is just noise
I have grown more aware of my own foibles over the years and have even come to accept a few of my shortcomings (maybe, just barely). I am making definite strides in the right direction. But there’s some shit that I’ll just never learn.… Read More What I should know better by now
This blog post brought to you by sick children and no sleep brain. I subscribe to several newsletters and several of them are written by mothers of young children and they often talk about things that get to my soul. In the past couple weeks as I’ve been starting new things in life and absolutely… Read More Life hacks? More like…not life hacks
Maybe! It really depends on your tolerance for long set ups and seemingly unrelated events happening. Also, as to be expected with a book written in the 1800s, there is some gender nonsense. The book is largely a romp. But it’s a really long romp and sometimes it forgets that it should be romping along… Read More Should you read The Count of Monte Cristo?