Howdy, y’all. My posting schedule has been hit-and-miss, I know. Looking back, I’ve been getting something new posted about every other week, but that trend will likely slow in the coming weeks. I’m scheduled for a rotator-cuff surgery early next week. And, I’m assuming the recovery process will limit how often I can post. I’ll... Continue Reading →

SNAFU or FUBAR?

A quick perusal of social media shows I’m not the only person who is struggling to maintain any kind of normal routine.That’s not surprising. We’re still mired in COVID lockdowns. We’re seeing repeated reasons for social and political unrest: Police shooting Black, Indigenous, and other people of color and not being held accountable for it.... Continue Reading →

Not with a Whimper, But with a Bang

This week’s post will be all over the map. Buckle up, y’all. The language will be profane and definitely not appropriate for children, work, or those who are bothered by swearing. If that’s not your cup of tea, then perhaps move along to a different post.This week’s title refers to the political unrest we’re facing.... Continue Reading →

The Failures of Binary Thinking

In my last post, I mentioned that the speculative/SFF community is grappling with a swirling shitstorm of allegations about sexual abuse, misogyny, and/or racist behavior. Many of the writers or industry leaders who are being called out are among some of the better known in the community.In the two weeks since I last posted, that... Continue Reading →

A Story About My White Privilege

I’ve been thinking a lot about the white privileges I have. And I remembered an incident from years ago in Tucson.My spouse and I were struggling college students at the time. We had started delivering newspapers, desperate for some extra income.Our newspaper route had us folding and delivering our papers very early in the morning.... Continue Reading →

Fears, Urgency, and What Comes Next

I’ve said before that I don’t want my blog to become “all COVID-19, all the time,” but that’s hard to avoid. We’re in the middle of what many experts are calling the worst pandemic since 1918. Avoiding the topic completely isn’t possible.And right now, I’m really struggling to think about anything except the crisis.I live... Continue Reading →

A Rambling, Shambling Post

I’m having a tough time figuring out what to focus on in today’s post. I don’t want to write about sheltering in place again this week. Partly because I don’t want to become an “all COVID, all the time” broadcast. Plus, not everyone has the luxury of sheltering in place. And a lot of people... Continue Reading →

Lengthening Shadows

Here in the U.S., we’re rolling into Labor Day weekend. In a lot of communities, Labor Day marks the end of the summer break for children and teachers. Many call this weekend “the end of summer,” and it will be the last big weekend for travel, hanging out at the beach, and cookouts. While summer... Continue Reading →

The Cruel Times We Live In

Today’s post will be my most political in a while. Effective today, April 12, 2019, the Trump Administration bans all transgender people from serving in the U.S. Military. (GLAAD debunks GOP myths about this ban here.) According to GLAAD, the LGBTQ media resource group, over 13,000 troops currently on active duty will be affected by... Continue Reading →

Checking In

I haven’t posted about politics in a while. Some readers may be relieved, while others might miss my ranting. I’ve avoided the topic as an act of self-preservation. Since November 2016, I’ve been angry, depressed, terrified, and disgusted in equal measures. The world is burning, Nero is fiddling, and the one percenters just want the... Continue Reading →

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