Words matter. Words define the spaces around us and give power to concepts that have no corporeal existence. It’s always important to find the right words, especially as we feel our way blindly out of this current crisis. The word we need to use is “derelict.” Not “bungled.” Bungling implies […]
I started writing on the web in 1996, when I was lonely, unhappy, and bored. Today, I might have stumbled into the toxic embrace of any one of a dozen online communities that would have told me that, no, bro, it’s everyone else’s fault that things suck, not yours. I’m […]
Dear friends, fans, and possible bots: Ever since I got on the web in 1996, I have thought of online spaces as something special. They are a democratic source of information, a space open to everyone with a browser and online access. For good or ill, anyone can post anything […]
I’m a lazy person, which is why I was just going to post that gif of a dumpster fire and call it a day. Since I can’t figure out how to make a gif work as the featured picture, I’ll have to write. Stupid laziness.
Brenda Cooper is awesome. She is a powerful writer, a cycling buddy, and a mentor willing to give time and advice to anyone who wades into the magically gut-churning world of publishing. Plus, she’s a lot of fun, which is why I jumped at the chance to do a bunch […]
Against my better judgement, I’m going back to California this weekend. See, I went to this college called Harvey Mudd, and, despite not graduating from there, I will return for my class’s twentieth reunion. The place has a powerful gravitational pull. Plus, someone said there would be strawberry donuts. I […]
In the world of Windswept, people sign long contracts with conglomerates to become Indentures. Part of that contract is that you have a tattoo on your cheek denoting your field of expertise. These tattoos are fashionable, flattering, and they hurt like hell when applied. When people Breach their Indenture and […]