• Permission to Respond to Emails on Our Own Time

    by  • September 25, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Dear self, (and anyone else who needs it) Here it is. You were waiting for it (or at least, I was, for a long time), so please feel free to print out as many copies as you need: This certificate hereby entitles the bearer, ……………..…………… to delay responding to non-urgent emails, social...

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    Thoughts On Food and Cultural Appropriation

    by  • September 11, 2017 • 2 Comments

    So, here are two things about me that I’m struggling to reconcile: 1. I like to eat and cook lots of different types of food. 2. I am against cultural appropriation. Let me expand on the first. I love trying new foods and flavours, and, once I try something, I really want to learn...

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    The 4 Biggest Things Improv Taught Me About Writing

    by  • August 14, 2017 • 0 Comments

    (But first order of business these days: EFF NAZIS. Or better yet, NAZIS CAN GO EFF THEMSELVES. I’m not wasting perfectly good swear-words on proud white supremacist garbage scum.) The older I get, the more convinced I am that one of the most valuable high-school experiences for my professional life was competing at the...

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    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, Fianc√© 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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