Maximum effort

Maximum effort

It’s crunch time for me. I am again about to test my mettle with a professional certification exam, this time at a higher level of specialization. My exam is on Friday morning so it is definitely time to do whatever last minute studying I possibly can, and that...
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Today was going to be a long ramble about the concept of not being enough but turns out that I can’t actually do that kind of thinky, rambly piece on a day that I am actively in pain because I lifted heavy things the day before for the first time in over two...
Can’t Even: the Burnout Generation

Can’t Even: the Burnout Generation

As the world starts to return to normal, there’s been a scourge of articles about how workers are choosing to stay out of the workforce. Just as I was starting to get sick of them, I started reading the book Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout...
It Takes Two – a game of divorce

It Takes Two – a game of divorce

A few weeks ago I was taking a break and came to the living room to watch my partner blow up aliens on Gears of War with his friend. Instead, I found them watching a giant, stylized wasp nest. They were playing as two dolls of all things. That was my first...
I let the I Ching write my story

I let the I Ching write my story

I teased last week about the workshop that I did as part of the Flights of Foundry. The experience was an interesting one that I can heartily recommend to anyone. Apparently, Philip K. Dick wrote The Man in the High Castle using a very similar method. In case...
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...
Maximum effort

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...