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?
I love Independence Day. The movie, not the holiday. The holiday is fine, but fireworks freak out my dogs. The best part about July 4 is that it gives me an excuse to watch ID4 again. I’m not exactly sure where Independence Day falls in the cultural zeitgeist. It’s been my favorite movie since I… Read More Independence Day: 8 quotes to live by
Looking for a job is pretty stressful and part of that stress is generated by applications. After all the hours you spend crafting a perfect resume and a portfolio and other materials, all you want to do is go find things that look interesting, attach your carefully curated information, and then go spend your time… Read More How useful is a cover letter anyway?
I don’t know anyone who is feeling refreshed and excited and ready to rejoin the world right now. Pretty sure almost everyone is some kind of burnt out mess. Vaccinations helps, but have not provided the cure to our collective anxiety. Some people are planning to have a good time this summer, but I’ve also… Read More Forget hot girl summer. It’s time for hot cicada summer.