2020: Pop Culture Challenges

We’re at the dawn of a new decade**, and that always causes me to feel inspired to take on some big challenges. Usually in December I find myself setting up challenges for the next year ahead, but let’s face it — the days are long but the years are short, and maybe a ten year […]

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This Year, I Rebel.

I honestly can’t remember the first time I tried NaNoWriMo. I think it was in 2004, which would make this the 15th year I make an attempt. Now, I’ll be honest – most of those attempts have gone exactly nowhere. Some I’m pretty sure I quit on day one with less than 1,000 words. Others […]

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A Very (Not So) Scary Television List

Okay, first – who am I kidding? We all know I tremble and cry and hide at scary stuff, so it’s very, very unlikely that anything on this list is actually very scary, but…well, the rhyme scheme fit with my “A Very Merry Television List” from 2015, so I decided to run with it! Much […]

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Closing Patreon (For Now)

I say “for now” because while I don’t intend to go back to Patreon again, I have been known to change my mind once or twice (or thrice…). But yes, it’s true. I’m closing my Patreon page. I wrote a much longer note to my subscribers about it, but I know some folks here have […]

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The One Where I Pick My Favorites

Yesterday (September 22, 2019) was the 25th Anniversary of the day the pilot episode of Friends aired in the U.S. I wasn’t a huge Friends fan always. In fact, I only remember watching a handful of episodes live in the later seasons, and it made decent background noise when it was in syndication and I […]

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September Sonnets: First Collection

As I mentioned at the start of the month, I’m doing a little #SeptemberSonnet challenge for myself and writing one sonnet per day. A few of these sonnets are being set aside for my subscribers on Patreon (now closed) for this month’s collections, but the others I’m going to be sharing here on my blog. […]

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Book Thoughts: Recent Celebri-Reads

Back in February, I introduced a new little project of mine: Celebri-Reads, an online book club where each month we’re reading a different celebrity memoir. In July, I gave a quick update on some of the books we’d read by then. Well, it’s September now, and I haven’t done a Book Thoughts blog in a […]

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