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Look, I Got Here By Using Logic

October 31, 2012 by


I’m starting to get better. (Yay!) Which means it’s time to get back to work. (Um…) I’ve cleared away the backlog of admin tasks. (Bleh.) Which means it’s time to look at the writing. (Yay!) If only I can figure out exactly what I was doing when I got sick… (Um…) Okay. New plan:  

The Next Step in Human Evolution

October 30, 2012 by


Sometimes I wonder why we all seem so convinced that this is the next step. Perhaps it’s because so many people already look like zombies — shuffling feet, dead eyes… I read a story that was the vampire apocalypse the other day and to start with I had to keep reminding myself: vampires, not zombies. Because my brain just seemed […]

Which Pill Do You Choose?

October 29, 2012 by


My sister offered me this choice. Because that’s what sisters do. I think yellow, no question. Although green and orange would be fun. And black… well, black would be as dangerous as yellow, but hard to resist. What about you?  

This Counts as Medical Research, Right?

October 26, 2012 by


Tuesday Hospitals should not play Gray’s Anatomy in the ER. I think it freaks people out. Doctors petted me and stole all my blood and told me I was weird (not news). Wednesday Me: I have a letter from the hospital to my doctor telling her to… I don’t know, ultrasound me or something when […]

Don’t Worry Bear

October 23, 2012 by


Don’t Worry Bear by Greg Foley is a book that you should all read. It is about being a bear and not worrying. It is only 24 pages long. It may also be about friendship. But that’s quite deep comparatively, and I’m not sure my head is up to it right now. I think, in […]

Sick as a Dog*

October 22, 2012 by


Paul S: How are you so warm? Me: Aw, you couldn’t have gone with ‘you’re so hot’? I could have made so many dodgy jokes. My temperature keeps going up and down like a lemming in an elevator but the doc says as long as it stay below ‘hallucinations’ I’ll be fine. So the plan […]

Clarity is Looking at the Gap Between Buildings and Thinking, “I Can Make That”

October 19, 2012 by


Me: I’ve finished the washing. I feel like I’ve accomplished something with the day. Paul S: Well that’s good. Me: Yes. Don’t argue. This week has been something of an exercise in frustration. I’ve been fiddling about with the plot, trying to figure out how much of this backstory I have the time and/or justification […]