I hope everyone had a good Father's Day. It can be a tough day for a lot of people, so I hope it was spent with people you love and who support your emotional health. One of the things my dad taught me how to do is to critique creative things in a manner that … Continue reading Make Editing Fetch
It's the day of the PRIDE Parade in Philadelphia, so what better time for me to wish all celebrants an amazing Pride Day and month! It's also the 50 year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the "genesis" of Pride celebrations via the commencement of the movement for LGBTQ rights, when a police raid against an … Continue reading Happy Pride!
It's gorgeous outside for the first time in weeks, so this will not be a long post. As far as book three goes, it's inching along. I want to make sure I'm completely satisfied with the story I'm telling, and apparently I've gotten more persnickety, because it's taking forever. Yes. I know. I've had words … Continue reading Screw Beach Ready, I Want Sleep Ready
This post contains spoilers for The Last Jedi and Avengers: Endgame. Please read on at your own risk. No, seriously, not only do I talk about things that happened in these movies, I also will be sharing thoughts that might either make you see things slightly differently and then you'll be sad like me, or you'll think … Continue reading The Real Villain Is Patriarchy
I hate bathing suit shopping. There are some things that for the most part designers and consumers seem to agree upon--we get a plethora of shirt options and dresses, undies and bras. But jeans and bathing suits for whatever reason always make me wonder how they do their market research? Do they visit an Oracle? … Continue reading Bathing Suited For What?
Here in the US, spring has arrived! The trees are mating! Bugs are being born! Flowers are blooming! My wardrobe is very confused about the number of appropriate layers! All of that aside, it's also the start of the marathon of weddings, baby showers and other fetes. I love weddings and celebrating new humans and … Continue reading Please Just Tell Me What To Get You
I want you to imagine you're on a sidewalk. Are you: a. On auto-pilot, listening to your ear buds, more or less staying with the crowd b. noticing things around you like what someone is wearing or the dog out for a walk c. assessing everything around you for potential threats I think most of … Continue reading Doggos, Sherlock, and the OODA Loop
There was a brief period when I was a kid where everyone wanted to be multitaskers. "I can multi-task," the business people would say, palm pilot in one hand and coffee mug in another. Teachers started breaking up segments of instruction into smaller chunks, and sensory stimulus were included in our lessons. It was glorious. … Continue reading So, Are You Single (Tasking)?
Today I have: Cleaned the kitchen Read a bunch Put a corned beef in a crock pot Taken three naps I realize this may be taking "lazy Sunday" a bit far, but I've had a very active couple of days and, unfortunately, a few nights more active than I'd like, so today I'm doing my … Continue reading The Quiet (Wo)Man
"No one has a real conversation anymore." "No one knows how to cook anymore." "No one respects tradition anymore." "No one just lets me say offensive things anymore." If I've heard it once, I've heard it a thousand times--my generation is killing all that is good and sacred. Apparently we're the Apocalypse incarnate, and where … Continue reading Millenials Are Killing Manners