My first memory isn't of snuggles and the unmistakable scent of Mom. I don't remember vague warblings of lullabies. Later, in my early childhood years, I can recall playing with friends at daycare, frozen yogurt with my mother, and the first days of kindergarten. December 18 is my Cali-versary, as I call it. The day I hopped … Continue reading Trauma Doesn’t Have a Timeline
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
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
Well. The past couple weeks have been quite adventurous, to put it in some kind of way. While it was a conscious decision to begin sharing my experience with the Serova v Sony suit here and kind of "out" myself as one of those Michael Jackson superfans; I didn't expect so much to happen so quickly, … Continue reading It’s Inevitable, Ain’t It?
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
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
But California is different. It’s dry, relatively, and cooler, in a way. The sun teases me in the morning, blazing the sky in my north-facing window at six each morning. Yet the shadows cast by the mountain peaks lend a crispness to the air that, even after four years, I never quite expect in the … Continue reading Officially Published!
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
So this is where I gasp: "Heckin' wow it is has been Too Long since I last posted on this here bloggo!" and you go "Yeah, right, something like that, nobody missed it anyway?" And at the risk of sounding cliche and excuses-excuses...I really did get swamped! The upside was that a good chunk of … Continue reading Generic Catch-Up Post With Some Good News
Anywhere from prose to technical writing has been on my plate this week. Here are a few highlights I especially enjoyed. Think of it as a sampler platter? Taster? I don't know.