On blogging, self-analysis, and a whole lotta $%*t

Several bloggers I follow recently announced they will be taking a break from blogging. Most gave a time frame for their return, others said, “we’ll see.” They will be missed, but I commend them for taking a needed rest. Especially those who said it wasn’t fun anymore. I mean, if you’re not enjoying this blogging… Read More On blogging, self-analysis, and a whole lotta $%*t

The Scary State of My Inbox, Shirley Jackson, and Other Halloween Horrors

I’ve been terribly negligent with my inbox. So many unread emails, so much blog reading I’ve fallen behind on. So little writing done that I’ve lost the ability to see a proper, preposition-free way to end that last sentence. I’ll catch up on the blog reading, no worries there. Preposition-free endings are over-rated, so sail… Read More The Scary State of My Inbox, Shirley Jackson, and Other Halloween Horrors

Quantity Over Quality: Master the First and You’ll Achieve the Second (Theoretically)

There’s a story of a ceramics teacher (and if I had the gumption I’d find the source for it) that carries a lesson for us all. It goes as follows: It was the end of the year and the teacher gave the class two options for their final project: they could choose to have their… Read More Quantity Over Quality: Master the First and You’ll Achieve the Second (Theoretically)