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Book Review – Burying the Honeysuckle Girls

Burying the Honeysuckle Girls by Emily Carpenter My rating: 4 of 5 stars My first taste of (modern) Southern Gothic literature definitely did not disappoint. There's just enough magic for the escapism, adventure and sleuthing for the brain workouts, and the ice-cold reality of what power and a deep tradition of toxic masculinity and bigotry … Continue reading Book Review – Burying the Honeysuckle Girls

Vocal Analysis Report: Michael Jackson Was An Objectively Superior Vocalist, Didn’t Sing on the Cascio Tracks

My weekday alarms start going off around 5:30. I'm a morning person and usually love it, eager to be up before them and turn them off one by one as the morning progresses, like a static to-do list that never expires. Yet I'm diurnal; it's less about the literal hour and more about the rise … Continue reading Vocal Analysis Report: Michael Jackson Was An Objectively Superior Vocalist, Didn’t Sing on the Cascio Tracks

For Michael Jackson’s 60th Birthday, California Court of Appeals Gifted Sony the Freedom of Lack of Accountability

Reminder: I am not authorized to speak on the plaintiff’s behalf. You may contact her lawyer with questions. I am willing to speak on my personal experience and views regarding the case, but I cannot confirm or deny any private legal matters. You may quote my tweets at @reidunsaxerud or this essay with attribution. Please direct any … Continue reading For Michael Jackson’s 60th Birthday, California Court of Appeals Gifted Sony the Freedom of Lack of Accountability

It’s Not Betrayal If We Never Trusted You: What Sony Gets Wrong

So, it looks as though the news caught wind of the story. I am not authorized to speak on the plaintiff's behalf. You may contact her lawyer with questions. I am willing to speak on my personal experience and views regarding the case, but I cannot confirm or deny any private legal matters. You may quote … Continue reading It’s Not Betrayal If We Never Trusted You: What Sony Gets Wrong

A Personal Study in Writers’ Block

There are countless advice articles about what exactly writers' block is, how to cure it, and--my favorite part--why it is always the writers' fault for it occurring. It's just fear, self-doubt, and discipline. Over and over, rinse and repeat, repackaged and rewritten, thank you very much Mister Content Mill man! For the most part, I … Continue reading A Personal Study in Writers’ Block