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Category Archives: personal observations
So. Here we are at the raw, tail end of 2018. Even California is bleakly cold . I’ve been laid up in bed with Toddler Flu and, while the Chubs is off at daycare, conquering the world, have been … Continue reading
Is there a better writer for the current political moment than Stephen King? Insert joke about horror stories here—but seriously: one of King’s greatest strengths is his well-drawn observations of a certain kind of American. Open up any of … Continue reading
In this year of madmen and wildfires I gave birth to a beautiful red-haired son. This isn’t a story about motherhood, though. This is a story about being on fire.
**I want to preface this by saying that the passionate outpouring in response to the rape scene on Sunday’s Game of Thrones is, for all it was spawned from darkness, inspiring. There have been many beautiful think-pieces, from a variety … Continue reading
Taking a page from the fabulous Terri Windling this week. Her Myth and Moor blog is that rare creature of the internet: content (**shudder**) that refreshes rather than deadens. She post gorgeous photo-collages of her life, work, and dog (Tilly!), … Continue reading
Perhaps because I spent the weeks leading up to the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies reading every negative review I could find, when I went to see the film the other night I was pleasantly surprised. … Continue reading