Like a phoenix, we rise from the ashes! aka: surviving blog failure

Last Tuesday, sometime in the late afternoon, the Feeding on Folly site went down. A light within the blogging universe was extinguished. Did you sense it? Alas, it was a dark day, my friends. A dark three days, to be exact. Our Feeding on Folly Lady was not seen again until late Friday evening, when… Read More Like a phoenix, we rise from the ashes! aka: surviving blog failure

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)

Thoughts on Squashed Snakes, Self-Publishing, and the End of the World as We Know It

What with one thing and another, mostly another, I found I was without a blog post for today. I mean, sure, I wrote things. A feeble response to an online article I read, the beginnings of a short story that went nowhere, and a silly thing about the Biblical character Job calling Heaven’s customer complaint… Read More Thoughts on Squashed Snakes, Self-Publishing, and the End of the World as We Know It