Violence-ophilia: Diagnosis and Treatment.
advice / death / hate / health / life

Violence-ophilia: Diagnosis and Treatment.

Violence-ophilia? Is that a word? Seems as if it should be. It’s a virus, right? Sorry, Earth Humans. You’ve tested positive for the often fatal Violence-ophilia. Without treatment, prognosis is grim. Nonetheless, treatment is long and painful and not for the faint of heart. Step One: Accept diagnosis. Many patients prefer not to know. Step … Continue reading

The Fear Factor
advice / Amanda Palmer / audience / effort / fear / life / neurotic thinking / rejection / social media / writing

The Fear Factor

First off, for the record, I never watched the Fear Factor reality show. Well, once when visiting my dad, but in dad’s house we watch whatever his wife wants to watch–even though there are four TVs in the house. End of discussion. In any event, I’m not a big fan of fear. I’ll watch a … Continue reading

That Holiday Again
advice / dad / death / grief / happiness / life / mom / Mother's Day

That Holiday Again

It’s that holiday again. Every holiday seems to come with issues, right? New Year’s Day has its resolutions and people who mock resolutions. It makes Facebook hit us with the-year-in-review, which for some folks is more of a reminder-of-heartache-loss-and failure. Thanks, FB! Valentine’s Day makes some lovers happy, makes some lovers guilty (gifts? argh!), and … Continue reading

Reflections
action figures / art / life / Mother's Day / novels / The Book of Astrophilia / The Fairy Tale Asylum

Reflections

What’s on your mind today? I’ve been thinking about my work-in-progress. Well, I have multiple WIPs. Right now I’m focused on a sci-fi fairy tale. I want to finish the manuscript, go back to my Fairy Tale Asylum story and then to drafts of other stories. So many stories fluttering around in my head. I’ve … Continue reading

The Hermiones: J.K. Rowling
character / dreams / fanfic / Harry Potter / Hermione / JK Rowling / life / Tarot cards / The Hermione Tarot

The Hermiones: J.K. Rowling

If I could, I’d design my own deck of Tarot cards. I’d make several decks, in fact. I’d do one more in line with the traditional Rider-Waite deck. Another deck would be for writing. And another would be for women I admire. Hermione is a favorite heroine of mine. She’s smart and brave and loyal. … Continue reading