Since today is the day before we change, yet again, to dreadful Daylight Saving Time (DST), which I utterly despise, I thought I would share this article about the many ways DST is dangerous and terrible for our health. Kudos to my neighbors in Arizona and Hawaii who don't have to suffer through this every … Continue reading Why Daylight Saving Time is the Worst
The Silver Lining: Appreciation
When something bad happens, it can be difficult to get past the shock, the pain, the helplessness. It takes time, and everyone has their own process. For me, a sign that I am past the worst and heading for healing is when I am able to see something positive in the experience. I am thinking … Continue reading The Silver Lining: Appreciation
No. Ten More Times.
My attention, like that of most of the world, has been focused on Ukraine lately. I’ve been spending hours keeping up with the news, and trying to do what little I can to support the brave Ukrainian people. I will leave saying anything important about the situation to the experts, but I would like to … Continue reading No. Ten More Times.
Recommendation: Look for The Lesson
Prizewinning playwright Kimberly Kalaja, who also happens to be my friend and the first person I send my drafts to for critiquing, is having one of her many wonderful plays made into a short film. Like all of her work, The Lesson is a fascinating and thought provoking exploration of the human condition, in this … Continue reading Recommendation: Look for The Lesson
Lessons from a Broken Wrist
Seven weeks ago, I fell and broke my right wrist. I had never broken a bone before, and I had a lot of misconceptions. It was excruciatingly painful, but not if I held my arm very still, and I could move all my fingers, so I thought it must not be broken, only badly sprained. … Continue reading Lessons from a Broken Wrist
Trying NaNoWriMo This Year
I've decided to try something new this year: National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. It happens in November every year. To be designated a winner you need to write 50,000 words between November 1st and November 30th. I'll be aiming for 2,000 words per day, leaving room for the possibility of a few days off … Continue reading Trying NaNoWriMo This Year
Pet Peeve: “An Historic”
I know this seems an awfully petty thing to write about right now, but it’s really an example of something much more important, which is a lack of the use of critical thinking skills. Besides, it drives me absolutely insane and I have to vent somewhere. I can’t stand it when people use the phrase … Continue reading Pet Peeve: “An Historic”
On Groups, Individuals, Brains, and Politics
One of the many things I have been puzzling over lately is the psychological phenomenon in which people have trouble remembering that groups are made up of individuals. Examples include stories such as this one, about a town where people are shocked to discover that their vote to summarily expel all undocumented immigrants means a great … Continue reading On Groups, Individuals, Brains, and Politics
A Few Things I Recommend Reading
I find it difficult to write blogposts these days, mainly because every time I form a coherent thought I want to express, something else crazy happens and makes whatever I was about to say seem suddenly irrelevant. I frequently find the current state of my country and the world infuriating and/or terrifying, although I am … Continue reading A Few Things I Recommend Reading
Just for Today: Puppies
I've been pretty good about keeping up with developments in the news, and I will get back to thinking about all the terrible and ridiculous things that are happening, but just for today, I need a break. So, because puppies are the best thing in the world, here's a puppy video compilation, and because I … Continue reading Just for Today: Puppies
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