Archive for November, 2009

The Protagonist Gets a Tree

November 28, 2009

Happy Holidays!

(and thanks to Stephanie, our wingman, for all the great photos!)


Happy Thanksgiving

November 28, 2009


Quote of the Evening

November 25, 2009

“I don’t want to survive. I want to LIVE.”
– The Captain, WALL-E


November 23, 2009

I have a good many things to be thankful for, but it really hit home today as I was browsing through these blog archives.

The last five years have been nothing short of… harrowing? Amazing? Harrowing and amazing, perhaps. In any case, it’s made me even more incredibly thankful for where I’m at right now. 2006/2007 is a particularly bitter and amazing year of archives. When you read about just how bad things had gotten, it’s nothing short of a bloody fucking miracle that I’m where I’m at now.

I’m awestruck at how things have turned out.

Thanks to all the regular readers who have shared this incredibly weird, rocky, wild ride. And thanks for sticking with me as the beat goes on.

Here’s to another (hopefully less harrowing) five years…

Remember, as I oft-repeated at the end of every blog post:

“Tomorrow will be better.”

Branded: The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.

November 20, 2009

New guest blog post up at Ecstatic Days: Branded: The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.

HealthCare Concerns

November 20, 2009

Is anyone else really concerned that the latest “health screening reversals” have targeted women? See mammograms, and pelvic exams. I have yet to see the “let’s stop screening men for prostate cancer” and “forget the colonoscopies” announcement.

There Will Come Soft Rains

November 19, 2009

Short animation based on the Ray Bradbury story of the same name.

In Case There Was Any Doubt About Who’s Creating Your Media…

November 19, 2009

… and why it’s still assumed that every audience member is straight, white, upper-middle class, and male.

WGA report examining employment and earnings trends for writers in the Hollywood industry:

2009 Executive Summary (.pdf)
2009 Hollywood Writers Report (.pdf)

(via deadbrowalking)

Book Rejection Bingo

November 17, 2009

In conversation, a writing buddy of mine expressed interest in tracking down a “book rejection BINGO” card. I’m startled to say that, after much searching, I failed to find one.

So…. I made one!

Quote of the Day

November 13, 2009

“Don’t worry about the world ending today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.’
– anon