She Bangs the Drums

It started in an arcade. That glorious storefront by the mall’s food court, lined in blue and/or pink and/or green neon, advertised with geometric text and CYBERSPACE GRIDS, SO COOL!… Read more »

Newsbunny

Why in the hell am I going to journalism school? I haven’t gotten that question directly, but friends and acquaintances have given me the narrowed eyes and cautious congratulations that… Read more »

Don’t Tell Me the Odds

How common am I? Statistically speaking, I mean. And let’s limit things to just physical, in-born traits — nothing political or socioeconomic for now. If it’s within my control, it doesn’t count; I… Read more »

Retreat

I’m not well-versed in religious studies, so it might’ve been rubbish for all I know, but a friend recently expressed a notion around the Buddhist hierarchy of care. First, care… Read more »

Name and Shame

I got to spend some time this week with someone I know from the Internet. In these situations, there’s a funny yet predictable thing that happens—we meet, in person, and… Read more »

Real Fiction

I recently finished reading John Scalzi’s Redshirts. I recommend it. Three quarters of the book is a fairly entertaining send-up of Star Trek in much the same way that Galaxy… Read more »