Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Happy Work

A few little things I wrote yesterday, almost put up on Facebook and/or Twitter as three individual statuses/tweets, but then decided I would like here, together.

Working on editing, and man. It is work, but this work makes me happy. ^_^

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Bodies and Due Dates

Trigger warning: Miscarriage

This isn't the order I wanted to put these posts in. First there was supposed to be a general update which would explain basic context, then one which had some things about bodily grieving, and then after that this one about the expected due date, the date if I hadn't had a miscarriage.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Brilliant Insights


So, there was a thing. Brent Weeks posted on Facebook, "Is Lightbringer "pulpy, charismatic fluff," or something more? A Tor.com review on The Broken Eye." With a link. But that's not the point right now.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Reply to a Reply to a Reply (Because. Heh.)

Trigger warning: Miscarriage and pregnancy loss, spoken about in very general terms. Possible postpartum depression. I'll go back and add similar warnings to the beginnings of earlier posts about my miscarriage. I hadn't read very many of other people's accounts yet when I posted them, and wasn't thinking yet of possible needs for warnings. If

Thursday, September 04, 2014

An Open Response to A Little Bit of Personality's Call to Action

ETA: Trigger warning: Miscarriage, possible postpartum depression

I read aLBoP's "A Call to Action" yesterday evening. My toddler woke me up about a quarter 'til two, and now I write this, a little after three

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Toddler Negotiator

A little thing I wrote down last year, on November 17, 2013:

Where does a one-year-old come up with this?

John's computer is surrounded by "bribes" from Gracie. She brings a favorite toy over to him and offers it in exchange for some computer time.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Installment #6 in the Book Reviews for Melanie series.

"I remember my own childhood vividly ... I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn't let adults know I knew. It would scare them." -Maurice Sendak, quoted in the epigraph

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Read: 8/11/13-8/12/13
This review mostly written on: 5/22/14

"She was power incarnate, standing in the crackling air. She was the storm, she was the lightning, she was the adult world with all its power and all its secrets and all its foolish casual cruelty. She winked at me. ...