Five years post

I covered the bulk of what needs to be covered about this two years after my surgery, but at 5 years something new happens, so I wanted to mark this spot with a few words. As I was at two years out, today I’m struggling (read: failing) to find a working strategy for fixing my weight […]

Sci Fi on the Rock 10

I’m terribly grateful, first of all. To have this event at all is a testament to the dedication of its committee members, volunteers, and possibilians (invented: those who make it possible). It was a big year. They moved houses, for one thing. The Sheraton is a step up in class, no two ways about it. (Some of) […]

On seeking your muse

I had a bad second half in 2015. There was a lot of stress about money and life in general and a lot of follow-on stress from bad (and unfair, in my view) feedback at my workplace. And I had overcommitted, creatively speaking. I promised myself I’d write a few things and make some other […]

Forecast and Stretch Goal

My workplace spends a fair bit of time on setting goals. I’m pretty new to the environment, and the goals thing in particular is still a bit eye-widening at times (and eye-rolling at others), but I do like that they create both an expectation that is backed up by evidence and a stretch goal that is […]

Hello failure my old friend

This morning I got up at 9:45, 15 minutes after I nominally start work. I had woken up at 6:45AM, which is 15 minutes prior to my desired rising time. I remember taking a long moment at that earlier hour to consider getting up before deciding to let myself doze until my alarm sounded at 7. […]

Jam Jam: Postmortem

I finished my little experiment at midnight on August 28th. I got little done on my comics and nothing at all on my book or web products. The experiment, then, failed. It failed for a couple of reasons. I let myself sleep on my own schedule, which may have been a mistake. I don’t seem to have […]