Murderbot Taught Me About Myself. And About Humans, Too
My absolute favourite series of the last few years is The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells. It is made up of several novellas and a recent novel, Network Effect. Turns out, I am far from alone. You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who does not like this book or series.
Schitt's Creek Withdrawal? Watch These Next (Based On What You Loved About It)
I am reluctant to admit that I was not an early adopter of Schitt's Creek. Based on the promos I saw, I didn't think I would like it. Even though I had family urging me to watch it, I didn't. Not until it was starting to blow up in 2020. The ads didn't do it justice because I. Love. It. But
How To Untangle Your Depressed and Anxious Thinking
A little learning is a dang'rous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring. There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again. -- Alexander Pope
Octopuses Could Take Over the World
I feel like I'm being attacked by octopuses. I may be overreacting. Periodically this happens, right? An animal, idea, or person suddenly seems to be everywhere, in different forms.
Why I'm Publishing Sub-Par Writing
Confession: I am writing and publishing things that aren't perfect. They're not even great. Why? If I didn't, I wouldn't be publishing anything at all.
Sharing Memes is a Quick, Easy Way to Help Boost the Moods of Depressed People
Lately, I've been on a meme-sharing rampage. All my socials have caught on and are flooding me with memes. They connect with what I'm experiencing individually, but also with what we are all experiencing on a national, even global scale: the pandemic, the isolation, the social unrest, Bernie's amazing gloves.
Wait, That's Me
Shuffling through the tall grass feeling with the tips of unfeeling boots hoping to find something but also praying I don't my neck and shoulders have seized from looking down scanning the ground for signs of her blood her clothes her hair
Reading is Like Eating: There's No Such Thing as "Good" or "Bad" Writing
You're hungry. What do you feel like eating: good food or bad food? I'm guessing good. But what does that mean? A greasy breakfast? Tacos? Ice cream? Beef Bourguignon? "Good" with food means exactly nothing because it has too many conditions, the most important of which are the preferences of the person eating.