I shouldn’t have checked social media before sitting down to write this blog post. I’d planned on a recap of this week’s accomplishments. Then I was reminded of a story that isn’t getting enough attention in my opinion. It involves our government losing 1,500 migrant children, and I’m just outraged. (You can read the story... Continue Reading →
Musings on Science and Pop Culture
Jen and I have been watching “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu since it started. We’re midway through season two, and it’s starting to look at the pre-Gilead world that led to the creation of the handmaid system. The show has hinted that declining fertility rates and a desire to control access to birth control were... Continue Reading →
It's Sunday, which means I have chores to do and some plans for relaxation. These two sweethearts make all my plans moot when they do this.
Blocked, Lazy, or Bored?
Managing a writing life is more challenging than the average bear might realize. Sure, it seems easy. You sit at a computer or with paper and writing utensil and dream up new worlds, people, and conflicts. Kids around the world do this all day as they play. Storytelling, inventing new games or imaginary friends, and... Continue Reading →
Returning to the Well
Northern New Jersey has seen unseasonably hot temperatures this week. The hot, humid weather made sleeping difficult, and I have little energy for writing this morning. My thinking is foggy and disconnected, so this post will likely be more incoherent than usual. One thing this miserable weather has demonstrated is that we need to figure... Continue Reading →