I like to think I’ve learned a few things in the six months I’ve been a mom. Most of them involve how much poop/barf/cereal you can leave on furniture before it’s permanent, but there are a handful of lessons that run a little deeper. Keep in […]
It took me two years to run my writing career into the ground, ten months to get over it, and a single instant to understand what I’d done and the one thing that could bring it back.
It’s hard for me to say what I’m feeling after seeing the news about Sir Terry Pratchett’s death. I’m shocked by my own tears. We all knew it was coming; he’d become almost as famous for his assisted-death advocacy as for his Discworld novels. And I […]
We get all verklempt when a celebrity dies, more so when they commit suicide. And with good reason: it reminds us of our mortality. If these modern-day gods can die, so can we. But depression isn’t a disease of leisure or ennui. It’s a monster attacking ordinary people you know and love, right now, right this moment.