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Write Every Day, Sometimes

When you’re starting out as a writer, you often hear people talk about how important it is to write something every day. It’s important to…

A photo from the Portland Rose Garden

The Cost of Empathy

‘Sup, blogonauts. Lately I’ve been thinking about how difficult it is to be a good person — that is, to be the kindest you can…

ConFusion 2018!

Hey there, folks! Quick update: I’m spending this weekend at ConFusion in Michigan. This will be my first ConFusion experience! I’m excited to check it…

Statue of William Shakespeare captioned "The Only Darkness is Ignorance"

Embracing Ignorance

Ignorant. Something has been bothering me about the way we use that word. Let’s turn to my preferred dictionary, Merriam Webster, to see its definition:…

Porg Wars: The Last Porg

Dispatch from the Star War

Spoilers ahead! If you haven’t seen The Last Jedi yet, please turn around. There were some genuine surprises in this movie and I really don’t…

Elisa and the fish man of The Shape of Water.

Thoughts on The Shape of Water

No spoilers. It’s been a while since I’ve watched a Guillermo del Toro film. I’d forgotten what a visual delight his work is, and The Shape…

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Slashing through a maze of cobwebs, a bold writer descends into the deepest chamber of the dungeon. Dust rises with each step. It has been…