Poor little mousey. Dead little mousey. Mousey with no head. I only wanted to play… I grew up with this snippet of a poem. I don’t even remember any more of it. The problem of course is when mousey still has a head. When mousey is scared witless. When mousey is trying to hide under… Continue reading Memories: Poor Little Mousey….
I had the best experience in an elevator I can remember. It started as I approached my work building from the outside. There was someone a bit behind me (I could see the shadow on the sidewalk) and a man walking towards me. I reached the door first – barely. So I held the door. The man… Continue reading Memories: Elevator Experience
Julie Kagawa‘s Series The Iron Fey is a very fun read. I think she did an excellent job of capturing what I feel like is “classical fey” – these are not Tinkerbell-friendly-fairies. These are the fairies that turn unsuspecting humans into donkeys, let them sleep for a hundred years, kidnap them and turn them into rosebushes… tricksters… Continue reading Review: (Series) The Iron Fey
My car will be 10 years old this year (in like June). I have no bumper stickers on it (bumper magnet, yes). I am thinking I might be ready to change this. So I am thinking of what I want, and there are a few ideas I’d love feedback on: I really want to find some… Continue reading Humor: Bumperstickers
Here is how I explain different political theories: Democracy: (Otherwise known as Democrazy) Everyone gotta know everything. Every bill. Every law. Every budget gets voted on by every body. No body does nothin’ ’cause nobody got time. Marxism/Communism (socialism’s extremism): (What the dude wrote, not what the other dude did) Let’s not have a “government”… Continue reading Politics: My Snarky explanation of political theories
I love and hate writing “side-kicks.” These are the secondary characters who are useful and/or required for success in a novel. I love them because they give me a place to explore depths my protagonist doesn’t have or a sounding board for my protagonist to discuss aspects of the novel. I hate them because I struggle… Continue reading Character Profile: The successful sidekick
This is actually based on a conversation I had with a colleague, but it is something that flits through my life very regularly. Some of this is because I have never been the person to naturally accrue either one. There are people who do (I have known some of them for years and watched, it’s… Continue reading Manners: Personal v. Positional Authority