I love writing villains. Heroes are easy. Determination. A clear sense of right and wrong. Justice. Hope. Just a dash of threat and weakness to bring them back to be “related to” by the reader. Something special to make the reader imagine they are special too. Easy. It’s like cooking a good dessert. Just enough savory that… Continue reading Writing: Villians are more fun
I am not a “music person.” By a far cry. I did band and chorus throughout middle and high school. I could/can read sheet music. If I try, I used to be able to pick out a melody on a piano (I haven’t in years). But I’m tone deaf. To me, music is one of two options:… Continue reading Review: All the music ever
I know a lot of people with true hobbies – golf, kickball, computer gaming, board gaming, etc. – but then there are people who I can’t quite tell if it’s a hobby or a really-poorly-paid-job. Sometimes they even “earn” money from their hobby – woodworking, knitting, LARP (yes, there are people that make some money… Continue reading Musings: When does a hobby turn into work?
This morning on the elevator there was a man who was giving me the total hibbie-jibbies. I can’t tell you why, there was something that made me want to cringe away from him. My stance shifted so I could keep him in the corner of my eye without facing him. He was dressed nice, rolled a briefcase… Continue reading Feminism: The Goethe Spectrum
As a writer, I do feel some draw to put my two cents into the debate which has arisen around “Spend 12 months not reading cis white male authors” (CWM) or not. In case you’ve missed it (somehow), K.T. Bradford challenged readers to take the next 12 months and either focus on a group of writers… Continue reading Writing: #WeNeedDiverseBooks Debate
Today is National Nap day. My mother informed me of this when she called me this morning. I went to Google to check and found it is is also national meatball day, national barbie day, national crab meat day, and national get over it day. Yes – these are days. It’s this last day that interested me.… Continue reading Life Memories:Today is National Nap Day and National Get Over It Day
When Robin Williams died, the world grieved to lose his talent and his spirit. And a lot of conversation about depression and suicide rose up in the wake of that pain. Awareness and support. I don’t think it’s an accident that Facebook has finally improved it’s intervention actions (I haven’t looked at it yet, but… Continue reading Breathing