Friday Chatter: Real LifeThis week I wrote about how face-to-face interactions can be a safe haven from some of the kinds of problems we encounter online. What do you do…
Social media works by stoking our fears, and I let those fears follow me into the face-to-face world.
Friday Chatter: WinterThe days are getting colder and grayer here in Canada, and we are all settling in for the winter. If you’re autistic, how does winter affect you…
Today's update will be short since, as I write, my girlfriend is here sharing the space and helping me with my chores. (Literally she’s running the vac…
Friday Chatter: It's my birthday!!I’m 34 years old today! I’m having a quiet, restful day and saving the big celebration for next weekend, but I’ve opened a few presents from fam…
It’s been four months since the launch of THE FALLEN, the much-anticipated sequel to my cosmic horror space opera novel THE OUTSIDE. In the week leadin…
In case it wasn’t clear, I didn’t post Tuesday’s post to garner sympathy - I already have a robust friend network in place for the times when that’s wh…
One of my pet peeves is when people demand, jokingly or otherwise, that a stranger or fictional character "needs therapy." Whether it's because the per…
Friday Chatter: Questioning AuthorityThis week’s post, about rebellion and power, seemed to hit a chord. But (so far) nobody could think of examples of media that do a good job at t…
How "you can't tell me what to do" became a rallying cry of both the left and the right - and what we might use instead.
Sometimes I go out on the front porch, hang out with the grass and trees and plants, and ground myself. It's soothing to get the reminder that I'm in a…
How to tell if you're letting yourself get pushed around on Twitter.