I Squish You

June 26th, 2022 Have you ever squished a bug? I have. When the world feels way too big to fix, my mind starts thinking small, and bugs are very small. But they’re alive. They breathe and they eat and they think and they have families and they live lives. And we squish them. Wondering ifContinue reading “I Squish You”

the thing we ran away from

June 25th, 2022 This has been the most overwhelming week I can remember since my mom died, in ways both massive and personal. I’ve been erring on the side of being too positive, too hopeful, but it’s been really hard. I’ve tried writing, again and again, any words to make the world make sense. ButContinue reading “the thing we ran away from”

Definition of Soul

June 24th, 2022 “So you believe in a soul?” she asked. “I do, but I have a complicated relationship with the word ‘soul’,” he said. “Do tell,” she said. “Well,” he started, “soul is a word that doesn’t actually mean anything. Like, if I say orange, you think of the color, or the fruit. ItContinue reading “Definition of Soul”

Free Cold World

June 10th, 2022 The world is expensive so I would love to give you something for free. If you’ve read the description for my new book, Cold World, and it sounds like it was made for you, it would be my pleasure to send you a free PDF or Kindle copy for your personal digitalContinue reading “Free Cold World”

We Are Not Shields

May 25th, 2022 Let’s give all the children guns. The people who have guns, who love guns, who make money off guns, are absolutely unwilling to do anything about guns, so the only solution I can think of is arming each and every child who has to enter a school building. If you’re thinking, “That’sContinue reading “We Are Not Shields”

Fake’s Not Real

April 9th, 2022 As disclaimers go, this is a weird one: representation matters. I believe that to my core. I want to make that clear before I start. So what kind of something am I starting? I guess we’ll see. When we’re kids, we are generally taught the difference between real and fake. The newsContinue reading “Fake’s Not Real”

[Clone] War & [Clone] Peace

March 24th, 2022 I freaking love Star Wars. Always have. There is, to me, no such thing as bad Star Wars. I’m not of the original generation of fans (because they are old and I so clearly am not), so it always existed in a peripheral way to me until the Special Editions were releasedContinue reading “[Clone] War & [Clone] Peace”

The Outsiders

March 7th, 2022 People who belong uphold the status quo, both because it benefits them and because they can’t imagine any other way; the outsiders are the ones who push us ever forward. I often find the universe giving me simultaneous, overlapping examples of something I need to learn or remember, because I am aContinue reading “The Outsiders”