Flights of Foundry con report

Flights of Foundry con report

This past weekend I took part in the virtual convention Flights of Foundry. It was put on by The Dream Foundry, and it was the first really, truly international writer’s conference that I’ve take part in. Programming was basically around the clock and...
Rut, sweet, sweet rut

Rut, sweet, sweet rut

I was on holiday last week and I got into a rut. I woke up around 10 AM, wrote my morning pages and caught up on news and my slacks while partner walked the dog and made breakfast. We watched a movie together before I went off to work my todo-list for the day. That...
Uber is not in the transportation business

Uber is not in the transportation business

This past year I’ve started to get lots and lots of scam phone calls. By the time the scammers got around to me, they had already gotten to local news. My partner had also gotten scam calls, so I knew to expect them. I was a bit miffed how they got my phone...
At last, a convention!

At last, a convention!

I’m taking part in a writer’s convention called Flights of Foundry April 16-18. I’ve got a panel that I’m participating in and another I’m moderating. You can find my schedule here. Programming Because it’s a virtual convention, it...
Setbacks

Setbacks

My sewing machine gave up the ghost this past week. Or rather, I gave up on my sewing machine. Before we moved from our previous place, I managed to mess my machine up somehow. Last spring, when I wanted to start sewing again, I had it serviced and it worked fine...
Oxygen masks

Oxygen masks

I am tired, y’all. I’ve had a few frustrating weeks at work, compounded by a worsening Covid situation in Helsinki and a few other personal setbacks. So it’s not really that much of a surprise is what I’m saying here. I spent this past weekend...
What is art?

What is art?

I might have mentioned before that I’ve been taking the Revision Season class by Elana K. Arnold. Yesterday was the very day of the class and I can honestly say that it has been one of the best learning experiences of my writing life. One question still niggles at the...
Learn something new

Learn something new

It’s the third month of 2021 and boy it’s been a long couple of years. Helsinki is going – and partially already has – back into lockdown. And this time it’s even more restrictive than before. On Friday, I got word that my gym would be...
Spam Nation

Spam Nation

Spam Nation is cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebbs’ journey into the darker parts of the web. While most of us think of email spam as primarily a nuisance, Krebbs lays out all the ways that it’s a much bigger problem than we generally think it is. Before...
Everything’s connected

Everything’s connected

I have spent pretty much all of last week in pain. Thankfully, not on my wrist, which is a much more worrying kind of pain. No, this pain has been pretty much entirely focused on my lower body. There’s no new injury, just trying to fix a very old one. You see,...