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Does Sci-fi Inspire Science? Or Science Inspire Sci-fi?

@40:13, “How much do you think sci-fi influences science?” Quite a lot, actually… Even now, I think there’s something similar about them; because they’re both Read more…


I 💙 Crimson Gem Saga 👾

I super-enjoyed reviving my two-year-old post from AWP LA ’16; so I’m going to continue reviving—or necromancing—old posts 2-3 times a month, until I reintegrate…or Read more…


AI in the 2018 Budding Family Household

Chase and are getting married this year. We plan on having kids after that. We’re already buying the occasional children’s book. 🤖 Now let’s talk Read more…


I 💕🐲💕 Fantasy Genre

The other day, before bed, I tallied it up—and I wrote 7.5K words in a single day. In graduate school, I’d often pump out just Read more…


I 🖤 Brains

Braaaaaaains. Seriously, though. Love ’em. I think about what kinds of synapses are firing in the brains of other living things. I try to figure Read more…


Explore 💙 That Part of the Internet

I don’t feel like you should call for people to do things to benefit this planet unless you’re doing what you can to help our Read more…


Explore 💖 Suffering

Depression is hard. Why we still haven’t come to an agreement about this topic as a society, I have no idea. But what I’m really Read more…


Existential Crises Whirlpool

This’ll be my last post tonight, before I lay my head to sleep, so in my dreams, my good thoughts I hope to keep ⭐🌟🌠🌝🌔🌪🌩🌛🌚🌞☀☄ Read more…


Considering Reality

I’ve been thinking about the definition of reality again. 😳🤯😩 10 Questions to Aid the Search for Truth Some of the questions I’ve wrestled with… Read more…


When I Can’t Find Words

When I can’t find my words,—when Chase can’t find his words—it’s not so much that I think we suffer from selective mutism, as it makes Read more…


Explore 💙 C.E.N. Treatment

I found a new DIY self-care project thanks to the video below. I’m not sure if it’d be a good DIY without at least a Read more…


Explore 🤖 Quantum Stuff

When I’m processing emotions, it helps to focus on my special interests. So when the sky is falling, there’s nothing like studying something I know Read more…


I 💚 Patterns

In the spirit of Autism Awareness Month, I’m going to continue exploring my experiences on the spectrum. If you appreciate reading about these experiences, make Read more…


25 Articles to Explore

I have all these tabs everywhere, New Yorker articles I can’t access, places I’ve yet to see. So I wanted to clump them all up for future Read more…


7 Sci-Fictions Made Real in 2 Years or Less

As I continue research for my science fiction novellas, I compile a list of interesting technologies that may or may not become reality in the next 2 years or less.


35 Buckets to Kick

The following post is a free write. I will be documenting as many ideas as possible in five minutes. This bucket list isn’t limited to Read more…


I ❤ Teaching College

I keep toying with the idea of starting a vlog. I’m pretty sure I’m starting a vlog this summer, when I’m not teaching. Teaching Plans Read more…


Trip to AWP LA 2016, Part VII

Today’s the last day of my restoration posts for AWP LA ’16. I enjoyed going on this journey through my writing from two years ago; Read more…


Trip to AWP LA 2016, Part VI

In these final two restoration posts from AWP LA ’16, my graduate school self listed answers to questions at a book review panel. Some of Read more…


Trip to AWP LA 2016, Part V

I thought I’d finish the restoration of the AWP LA ’16 blog posts by now, but after today, I still have two days left to Read more…