Existential Exhaustion and My Publisher

The WTO Publisher, Bob Patchen, posted this on Facebook yesterday. But his pants are so very fancy and he has Facebook set to not let people share his stuff. So I had to ask him if I could copy and paste it. Fancy fancy fancy. He said yes. I'm lucky he tolerates me. Haha. Poor … Continue reading Existential Exhaustion and My Publisher

Dry Sockets and Pervy Wankers

Lawd. It's been a long time. I don't even remember what I blogged about last. Doesn't matter. I've completely binned Louis Tuesday and I haven't given up entirely on Minhin Monday, but I'm taking a break from it. I just haven't really reached a decision yet. I do wake up every day half nauseated and … Continue reading Dry Sockets and Pervy Wankers

Wednesday Addams and Cultural Appropriation

Juniper came home last night and told me she was going to be "an Indian" today. Nope. Nope nope. I wasn't aware that they still had kiddos dressing up as pilgims and Native Americans for Thanksgiving. I know that teaching Thanksgiving at the elementary level is a fine line type of situation and I'm not … Continue reading Wednesday Addams and Cultural Appropriation

Minchin Monday and Good (Banned) Books

Well hello, kiddies. It's been a while since I've honored Minchin Monday. Partly, it's time. I'm busy. Partly, it's because Minchin only has so much to give us. But mostly, it's that I'm lazy. I could find some way to apply Minchin to life every single week. I'm slacking. And I'm not entirely sorry. This … Continue reading Minchin Monday and Good (Banned) Books

Kevin Hines and Suicide

Kevin Hines jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge on Sept. 24, 2000. He's become a brain/mental health advocate, memoirist, documentary filmmaker, and international speaker on the issue of mental health and suicide. I had a chance to sit down with Kevin Thursday when he spoke at SUNY Fredonia. I'll post audio of the presentation when … Continue reading Kevin Hines and Suicide

Minchin Monday and White Nationalists

Tim Minchin on prejudice (with Ed Sheeran because I've shared this one a million times but never with another person in it and it's relevant but it needs to be made more interesting for those who've been exposed to it before) : So I went ahead and got that out of the way early because … Continue reading Minchin Monday and White Nationalists

Minchin Monday (on Tuesday) and Bomb Planes

So, I have two big pieces of news today. First of all, the Warren County Children's Advocacy Center is opening up at the end of this month/beginning of August and I could not be more stoked. When I interviewed for this job at the paper I answered the obligatory "where will you be in five … Continue reading Minchin Monday (on Tuesday) and Bomb Planes