The best part of Saturday is the morning. I usually make an easy breakfast, then Katie and I spend a couple of hours drinking coffee and watching cartoons. It's all downhill from there, because Saturday is my busiest day. Saturday is My Busiest Day Around mid-morning we record the podcast. Then I get that mixed [...]
First, I know that I'm late to the party on making Bird Box jokes, and second, that was a joke. I do not seriously believe that the movie was a metaphor for anything. And that's where I stop talking about Bird Box before the angry fans descend upon me. Apparently there's a woman in England [...]
WordPress tells me that I'm on a 40-day blogging streak. 40 days in the wilderness that is the current blogosphere. I've been invited to join what may be the last surviving blog carnival in the universe. I am considering it, but there's too much on my plate at the moment to think about it right [...]
When I get into a depression spiral, I know that it is a bad idea to blog. I am unable to write articulately about how I am feeling. A tendency to babble overtakes me. Things are written in haste, which I either regret or just end up taking down because upon reflection it seems embarrassing. [...]
Depression. No make words good. Taking a sick day, at least from the internet. Will still be struggling to make word count for work-in-progress. Have to do some editing. It's more likely I'll end up doing things that I can't screw up because my brain refuses to brain.
Cultural horror and simplicity do not immediately seem like compatible concepts. How do I reconcile talking about minimalism and simple living with any discussion of injustice, toxic elements in society, and general rudeness, cruelty, and willful ignorance? Is there an approach that honors what I want to say about each, in a way that one [...]
Once upon a time I wrote a zine called HUBRIS: The Journal of Cultural Horror. It was an ambitious monthly publication centered on cruel, unjust, and terrifying things going on in the world. I envisioned doing six issues, after which I'd reset and possibly do another six. I burned out after 5. Cultural horror is [...]