Life, Writing

Relearning how to be

A brown brick wall with the words "Live. Work. Create." spraypainted on it.

When one of the major parts of your daily routine disappears, it’s hard to figure out what to do with yourself. It’s hard to establish new routines. I, who spent the last few years lamenting the lack of time I had to get things done, now find myself with a surplus of free time. At …

Life

Grief

A black and white photo of a woman's hand against a rain-speckled window

On August 12, I lost my mother. I am still very much in the “fake-it-til-you-make-it” phase of figuring out how to live without her, but it’s all a series of managed distractions that are holding me together. Silences are killer. It’s in silence that I remember her absence and then all of the hastily erected …

Reading, Television and Movies

On Chuck Wendig and Marvel

The Marvel Logo

So, in case you haven’t heard, Chuck Wendig was fired from Marvel. Because, apparently, he wasn’t civil. Did Marvel fail to read his blog or twitter feed before hiring him? That his voice is sarcastic and profane couldn’t be a surprise to anyone. It always has been. Therefore, the problem must, in fact, be that …

Reading

Book Review: Dread Nation

Cover for Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

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