When I was eight years old, my maternal grandmother gave me a typewriter and taught me how to type on it. Both of my grandmothers worked at Arizona State University back in the day. Anyway, g-ma Ethel was my first typing instructor and what she taught me that day stayed with me until my freshman… Continue reading Once Upon a Writer
Today, June 13th, I reached Level 50 in this biological game of Life. As a punk from the 80s, I didn't think I'd make it this far*, and twenty years ago, I nearly took my own life. I certainly didn't think I'd be alone and childless in this journey, but here I am, doing my… Continue reading Achievement Unlocked: Demigod – Year 50
...and no, I'm not just talking about the year 2018, though that year alone has felt like a decade. Recently, I was reminded that I'd be turning 50 in six months. I'm not sure how to feel about it. I think I'm okay with it. I mean, I'm not feeling the great freak out coming… Continue reading It’s Been a Long Decade
Hey. I know. I've been quiet. I've had a lot going on in my life. I'll eventually get to the point in which I'll share it with the world, but for now, I need quiet. I need distance. I need solitude. I need peace. I haven't forgotten about you, though. I see you from afar.… Continue reading A Drop in Time
One day I realized I was letting that bitch take my creativity from me.... Something happened several years ago that resulted in the loss of friendships, the loss of someone I'd considered a brother, but at the same time helped me break free from a cycle of manipulation that, under different circumstances had I not just… Continue reading On Writing and Life…oh, and a New Book!
I am sick AF today, and of course, the best option is for me to stay in bed all comfy and cozy, bundled up in my Doctor Who fleece with my water and my meds and my chicken soup/broth and my Kleenex and my remote, and basically do another marathon of another movie series like… Continue reading WTF, Sinuses?
...and we survived Florida! I probably should have written this post immediately after our return, but exhaustion took over and I desperately needed a vacation from my vacation. Plus, a lot has been happening in our lives, so I really haven't had time or energy to write much. Hell, my newsletter hasn't had anything go out… Continue reading Hogwarts or Bust
One of the things about working full time at my age with everything I have to deal with on a health level on top of Umi's health crises is that trying to promote anything regarding my books is daunting. It doesn't help that I've been on medications that affect the way I think for so long that… Continue reading Exhaustion
...unless you eat more than one serving. Okay, I found this little gem on Pinterest. Now, sometimes you run into a recipe that is just garbage, likely because some bored jackass felt like getting his jollies off making people taste shitty food. I prefer to witness events that I place in motion, but that may… Continue reading Skinny Orange Chicken
....you want me to go out? Social Anxiety! ACK! Yeah, it's a problem I have. I want to go hang out with friends, yet I don't because Oh My Fuck, I have to interact with people (strangers) and what if I say or do something stupid. I mean, I have no problem laughing at myself, but… Continue reading The Secret Life of Jinxie G: Part IV