Many people have said all the things about this guy, better than I could. But there’s one aspect to Stan I haven’t seen mentioned explicitly yet, and want to get my take out there. What always amazed me about Stan was how many amazing, sympathetic characters he created in collaboration with other creatives. I oftenContinue reading “RIP Stan Lee”
One of the (many) things that annoys me about how we teach children about life is how rarely we talk to them about the different ways in which grief, as in you’ve lost someone grief, represents in different people. We don’t talk about how to deal with it and how to help others with it.Continue reading “The Length and Depth of Grief”
I’m shaken. Tearing up. I thought she had more time. Thank you, wonderful soul, for Arha/Tenar: “A dark hand had let go its lifelong hold upon her heart. But she did not feel joy, as she had in the mountains. She put her head down in her arms and cried, and her cheeks were saltContinue reading “RIP Ursula K. Le Guin”
I’ll be honest: I’ve known for a long time I loved Carrie Fisher, but I didn’t know I LOOOVED Carrie Fisher. I remember being all about Luke when, at the tender age of 7, I first saw “Star Wars” (what is now referred to as A New Hope). It wasn’t so much about himContinue reading “The Person Who Made “Rebel Princess” A Thing”
Such a great guy. Such a huge loss.
What a horrible week. CW: Dallas, rage, etc. <3 . 5 officers dead in Dallas. 7 more wounded. This is the worst loss for law enforcement since 9/11. I don’t know all their names yet, so I can’t speak them. But I can say that while I understand the rage of Mr. Micah Johnson, ArmyContinue reading “No Title Can Convey the Grief”
CW: Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, police brutality, really seriously gross murder details, talking about white people (and acknowledging I’m one) <3 Are you ready? *deep breath, squares shoulders* . So I didn’t read or see any details about Mr. Sterling until after 3-something pm my time yesterday, because I fucked up something at work andContinue reading “Why the FUCK Does This Keep Happening? What is WRONG With Us, White People?”
CW: Ranting about responses to the Orlando tragedy. You’re warned. <3 <3 *sigh* Y’know, I was horrified yet numb, before. I was churning inside but I was calm on the surface, before. But days of seeing all the media, and the content of that media, has set me off. And so I pass along aContinue reading “OK, Now I’m Pissed Off”