Archive for the ‘Bah’ Category

“Well I’ll tell you one thing that I know. You don’t face your demons down,  You gotta grapple ’em, Jack, and pin ’em to the ground.” –Joe Strummer, “Long Shadow” Every June, I go to a conference in the mesa country in northern New Mexico. There’s a couple hundred people of all ages, no cell […]


10Nov16

This is going to be one of those times when I type and post without a whole lot of “simmering time” in between to let my thoughts settle. I realized this morning that my election hangover is looking a whole lot like how I remember my last major depressive episodes in New York (and that […]


Say hello to the random baby otter that I downloaded from somewhere on the internet and put into my pictures folder and then forgot about. So, life has clearly been getting in the way a little bit, and I need to build my writing habit back up. This entry is partly a placeholder and a […]


One of the things that is both bad and good about working at a library is that you get to see these little chunks of people’s lives. A piece of the whole. Since I mostly re-shelve books, for me that often looks like going through the bookdrop and finding a little pile of books on […]


Episode Four: Not-Chris-O’Donnell’s cover is blown! Oh noes! His life mission to anonymously bring Justice(!) to Starling City lasted like a month. Peter Parker is making Judgment Face at you, not-Chris-O’Donnell. Be ashamed. Okay, so actually, not-Chris-O’Donnell’s bodyguard got shot, and so not-Chris-O’Donnell brought him to his Secret Justice Lair to fix him (because Starling […]


I met some people along the way, Some of them split, some of them stay, Some of them walk, some walk on by, I’ve got a few friends I’ll love till I die. From all of these people I’ve tried to learn, Some of them shine, some of them burn, Some of them rise, some […]


People keep telling me and my friend (henceforth referred to as Roommate) that the WB* show Arrow gets good. People whose tastes I want to respect tell me this. I got about eight episodes through season one and couldn’t take the emo angsty-ness anymore, and quit apparently “just before it gets good.” So. I’m trying […]


“What you need to do is open a retirement account and put money in your 401(k).” I raised my eyebrows. “Find me a full-time job that offers me even a possibility of that, and I’d be more than happy to.” This happens, so much, when I’m talking to people over the age of fifty. They […]


Nyctophobia

19Feb15

I originally wrote this in like 2006. It was published in one of my Spandrel zines, but I decided not to include it in my e-book because it’s really short and kinda doesn’t go anywhere, so I’m posting it here for posterity’s sake. When I was a kid, I had a nightlight. Which probably actually […]


I first posted this review on my Goodreads account over here. I try to be fair with reviews. I really do. If I don’t like something, I tell you why I don’t like it, and/or what I typically DO like, so that you (Gentle Reader) can evaluate my judgments, and decide for yourself if the things […]