• Wonder Woman Impressions: *THAT* Scene

    by  • June 19, 2017 • 0 Comments

    I didn’t expect Wonder Woman to make me cry. I have mixed feelings about the movie in general, because (tl;dr for the rest of this entry) I recognize that though specific parts gave me something really important, there are other marginalized folks it doesn’t do right by. I don’t think I can enjoy Wonder...

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    Toxic Writing Thoughts Radio Greatest Hits!

    by  • May 22, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Welcome to TWT 247, where we play the best hits of Toxic Writing Thoughts 24/7! The exact way you shouldn’t! Coming up next, we have a few perennial favourites, so throw away your keyboard, embrace self-doubt or overweening arrogance or both (your choice), and, above all, don’t write for the next thirty minutes, AD FREE.

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    On Gender and Wedding Planning

    by  • May 8, 2017 • 2 Comments

    So, Fiancé and I are planning our wedding. It’s no surprise that there’s a huge industry dedicated to selling weddings and a sub-industry to help couples navigate all the overwhelming details of said weddings. We knew when we talked about getting married that planning the kind of wedding we wanted (a celebration with and...

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    How My E-Reader Won Me Over

    by  • March 27, 2017 • 0 Comments

    I was an e-reader skeptic. Hard-copy books were good enough for me growing up, and, when they weren’t, well, dangit, I could read EPUBs on my phone and PDFs on my laptop. Why would I want another gadget taking up space in my life and outlets on my precious power strip? Luckily, a couple...

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    My 7 Must-Have Apps for Daily Writing

    by  • March 13, 2017 • 2 Comments

    When I was a teen, the writing books I picked up admonished me to write longhand and edit from printouts. They pooh-poohed using a computer as not quite the same thing. And for a while, that style of writing worked for me: I wrote first drafts by hand, ran through my first revision as...

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    Perspectives and Podcasts: More Thoughts on True Crime

    by  • February 13, 2017 • 2 Comments

    Recently, I was searching for reviews for CBC’s recent podcast Missing and Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams? (with Connie Walker). I’d listened and found it informative, engaging, and thoughtful, but I knew my perspective was limited; I wanted to see what others, particularly Indigenous listeners and critics, had to say. What I found instead were...

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    5 Resolutions I’ll Never Succeed At

    by  • January 30, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Don’t worry, this is my last to-do kick for a while. In Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, the White Queen tells Alice that she sometimes believes six impossible things before breakfast. This is in response to Alice’s denial that one can believe impossible things, and I have to say I always...

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