In a post last year, I spoke about the term aspiring writer and how it’s a term that I dislike. Back then, I had this wonderful circular argument about how if you write, then you are a writer — no aspiring about it. Regardless, I still see an insane number of people who insist on calling themselves aspiring […]
Some of my followers will already know that I have recently moved my email list to MailChimp, moving away from the WordPress engine for this particular feature. At the time I made the move, I had left certain WordPress features active, so my followers who had subscribed via their WordPress accounts could still get notification […]
It weird how an experience with an iPhone and an alarm can make one think. When exactly did touch become non-tactile?
Back in February, I spoke about climate change and global warming on my radio show of Conversations in Science on KLRN Radio. With all the crazy and innovative discussions that have come across my feeds about various environmental issues, I decided to revisit the topic. Check it out. Cow Farts and Plastic Roads (First aired […]
I have lost count of the number of times that someone has told me that I should take my long manuscript and split it into two (or three) and call it done. This particular conversation comes up every single time I mention to anyone how long my manuscript is, and it’s actually not outrageously long — […]
I have seen many debates over that last few years about whether the introduction of the eBook has killed the publishing industry. Many have asked whether books are a thing of the past. It’s a valid question but this is not the first time the question has been asked. Think about all the old doomsday […]
It’s an age old complaint: clothing designers don’t make clothes for women. I have no idea who they’re making clothing for, perhaps their boyfriends, but it certainly isn’t the average female. Sorry guys, but I have bumps and curves and most women I know do. What’s worse, I’m actually tall. Yet, I still have to […]
The latest episode of Conversations in Science on KLRNRadio has now aired. In this month’s episode, Jessie and I were joined by Dan Koboldt as we talked about the field of genetics and the genome project. I did have to rein in Jessie’s bizarre questions (something the two of us still laugh about), but I had no idea that the field had progressed to the point it had. It’s not often that I’m left speechless, but Dan succeeded. Take a listen as Dan explains what a geneticist really does and how our understanding of the human genome had led to amazing advancements in cancer research.
Anyone who knows me will know that I’m no stranger to the self-doubt monster. I try repeatedly to tell myself that I am a good writer and a good editor, but sometimes you need those external source to provide you with the little boost. For me, multiple events in very recent times have provided me with the boost that I needed. I can do this!