I'd like to go back to school to bolster my teaching opportunities. Beyond the fact I wanted to extend teaching opportunities to other departments and/or doctoral-level pursuits, I'd like to return to school to address my depression. Depression & Intellectualization I've lived with depression for more than half my life. When I'm invested in an … Continue reading Back to School
After we got home from seven hours of swimming, barbecue, and familial love, I felt exhausted, so I fell asleep, then woke up cramped out of my mind. We watched two episodes of Cosmos instead of lighting ground spinners or watching our neighbors shoot explosives into the air. The cats appreciated our living room routine and came … Continue reading 3 x 3 in 8 vs. 8
Quick note of goals I'd like to chunk out and accomplish in coming months... June Aggressively building content. I'm a little behind on these ideals, but that's fine, since I've still been churning 2K-3K words a day; I just need to find a way to stabilize that word count into: 1 blog post a day, … Continue reading Blogosphere Improvements
Lately I've tried to give my intuition more agency. While slices of our society argue gut reactions are more of a primal response,—and therefore, inferior to the rationale of an intellectual, mammalian-brain response—lately I've questioned the validity of this point of view; I'm uncertain if evolution intended for us to abandon our reptilian, unconscious responses … Continue reading 3×3 Blogosphere Formula
I use formulas for my writing. Once I find a healthy formula, I stretch it around, changing a variable here; doubling a variable there. Think of it like wrapping your hands in tight gloves, then wriggling your fingers—looking for the tension in the fabric. This is what my brain likes to do. While this is … Continue reading Formulaic Writing
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https://youtu.be/1rQzq5t44Q8?t=40m13s @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 about imagination... it's about letting your mind wander, distant worlds, subatomic realms... I still love science fiction. The science fiction readers of today become the scientists of tomorrow. The … Continue reading Does Sci-fi Inspire Science? Or Science Inspire Sci-fi?
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 as many words in a day, but that's because I had this mindset, "This writing isn't my best writing," this mindset that I was just building blocks, exercises that lifted … Continue reading I 💕🐲💕 Fantasy Genre
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... Why do some people believe "fake news" so readily? Why do some people choose to control the perceptions of others?—what human need drives us to control the external, even (always?) … Continue reading Considering Reality
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.