It’s funny, it wasn’t until I was figuring out the title of this blog post after watching the pilot of Kenan that I realised this truth: The only network TV I’m watching on a week to week basis right now is from NBC. That wouldn’t be true if Supernatural hadn’t recently ended its 15-year run, … More I don’t Watch Much Network TV, but When I Do, it’s NBC: Kenan, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, The Blacklist, Oh My!
The first time #MeToo was considerably trending, when everyone was talking about it, and it was all over the news media, I was not in a position where I felt like I could publicly discuss my experiences. Since then, I’ve publicly confronted someone who was abusive toward me (offline), had other survivors not believe me … More #MeToo Has Been Trending Again
N.B. This post contains spoilers for Avatar: The Last Airbender (should be obvious from the title, but still better to be safe). I write this with the intention of it being an interesting read even if you haven’t watched the series, and don’t mind spoilers. I came late to watching Avatar: The Last Airbender. I’d … More Thoughts After Watching Avatar: The Last Airbender Twice During the Pandemic
I’ve been writing about and sharing my life online on-and-off since I first got a LiveJournal account around 20 years ago (sometime in the year 2001). One of the things I liked about LiveJournal was that you could filter your audience because there was an actual community there, and you could learn about others and … More When I Blog and Use Social Media, I Write for Myself and My Friends… Though I Have a Wider Audience
Last weekend, I started working on a different blog post. I got pretty far into it before my mind and body were overtaken, and I’ve essentially spent a week inert, but for attending my classes, and spending time with my children. Since the attempted coup on January 6th, I’ve been almost consumed with up and … More One Nation Under Trauma
This is a topic I’ve wanted to write about for a while. I consider myself an honest person, and value it pretty highly in myself as well as in other people. However, much of my relationship experience has involved more private men. They certainly didn’t fit the stereotype of the man who brags about their … More Honesty is the Best Policy… But Balancing it with Privacy is a Challenge (for Me)
I have at least 4 draft blog posts of various states of written-ness. What I prioritise can change at the flip of a light switch depending on the day. I did intend to blog more, once I returned here in October, but other things came up and were prioritised first. Maybe I’ll eventually get back … More To Sum Up the End of 2020
I’ve never been an “avid” gamer, but I grew up on video games, and I know enough. My first console was the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System), which I still have but not sure if I’d be able to get work with the TVs I have (and also because it’s from Australia and I’m living in … More The Pandemic Let Me Game Again (And How Interests Can Connect Relationships)
This idea that we shouldn’t talk politics or religion because it’s impolite and just leads to disagreements and arguments is off-putting to me. Yes, that happens, but the opposite can also be true—when we are able to discuss these topics with an open mind, then it can become the foundation needed for understanding people better, especially when we can find the common ground between us. … More “Don’t Talk Politics or Religion” is B.S.
Motherhood is a tough job. Oftentimes it goes unappreciated, and when you’re already questioning your ability to be a good parent, it can make things that much harder. … More Surviving and Thriving with Children During a Pandemic