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Ten Things Not To Say to a Writer

Ten Things Not To Say To a Writer is a trending hashtag on Twitter at the moment. A lot of what was said really struck a chord with me. I mean, I know I am not some mega-successful author like J.K. Rowling (not yet, anyway), but I am a writer and still get ridiculous comments.  … Continue reading Ten Things Not To Say to a Writer

We Try It: Quorn’s Bacon Style Slices

A lot of vegetarians I know miss the flavor of bacon and it is one of the hardest tastes to replicate when cooking. Unfortunately, for the most part, fake bacon just doesn’t pass muster; the texture, taste, and saltiness just don’t match. Now Quorn, maker of assorted imitation meats, has thrown its hat into the … Continue reading We Try It: Quorn’s Bacon Style Slices

Caregiving: Delicate

It is easy to get lost in jargon when talking about mental health. I endeavour to keep conversation comfortable; I talk about my husband’s mental health issues. Issues. It is such a delightfully benign word to use. Issues. It suggests an easy to read pamphlet. Bullet points, perhaps? Issues. In my attempt to be delicate, … Continue reading Caregiving: Delicate

PoC News in America

This week, I had a lot of feelings about the busy week in news. Let’s get to it. Sandra Bland was laid to rest this past weekend. Initial autopsy reports may indicate that her death was not a homicide but Bland’s family  (and logic) says otherwise. For a summary of events, you can read actor … Continue reading PoC News in America

True Story: I Shouted Down A Naked Dude In My Coffee Shop

I don’t know about you, but I find suddenly coming face-to-junk with a strange man to be pretty alarming.

Macy Grey Wrote A Love Song To Her Vibrator

His name, in case you were wondering, is Bob, which stands for "Battery Operated Better". 

The Soapbox: Spreading Unsubstantiated Theories About Sandra Bland’s Death Won’t Bring Her Justice

Though there has been plenty of sound reporting on the facts of the case, there has also been no shortage of conspiracy theories circulating the internet -- including one that claims Bland was lying on the ground in her mug shot photo, the insinuation being that the young woman was dead already.

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