i enjoyed these articles; you might too The Hike: John Muir In a Week, by Michael Lanza one of my niche interests is reading about other people doing ultralight backpacking trips, and then not doing that. To Win an Ultramarathon, You Need a Devil to Chase, by Colin Daileda i love reading about ultramarathons. i […]
Monthly Archives: July 2019
some things to read from the internet
The Crane Wife, by CJ Hauser (tw for abusive relationships) — about leaving behind a relationship, and about studying cranes Here is what I learned once I began studying whooping cranes: only a small part of studying them has anything to do with the birds. Instead we counted berries. Counted crabs. Measured water salinity. Stood […]
I DID IT, I FINISHED MY LONGEST FIC EVERRRRR 58k words baybee!!! jjba, part 5, giomis, a heist and also tons of pining B) i’m very, very proud of myself! i originally wrote this as a nano novel in 2017. i did actually finish the rough draft in november; the remaining year and a half […]
top surgery: the movie: the novel
i got top surgery 2019 june 26th with dr. alison shore at advocate illinois masonic. please be aware: i’m including photographs of my chest, including some of the gnarlier bruising. there are no photos of my accursed flesh opened up or anything, but be forewarned.
i’m slowly going Full Woo, so today i did my first tarot spread! i did a simple 3-card spread around problems the nature of my problem: 9 of pentacles, inverted — self-worth, over-investment in work. that sounds about right — one of the bigger issues right now is my inability to chill out and work […]
my body is doing its best to figure out wtf to even do about getting cut open and reshaped; it’s been coping really weirdly. for a while i was getting what felt like mild electrical shocks while my nerves knit themselves back together; that’s mostly finished up, but it was WEIRD AS HELL. it didn’t […]
book review: “Artemis”, by Andy Weir
it was — fine. i have very little to say about this.
book review: “The Witch Elm”, by Tana French
basically the polar opposite of the power: the first part of the book was a miserable slog, with a solid payoff at the end.
book review: “The Power”, by Naomi Alderman
great leadup; incredibly sloppy execution and dismount. (i often don’t trigger warn for book reviews, but this one needs, i think, tws for transphobia, misogyny, rape)
from guru to voodoo and voodoo to zen
a brief note for friends/friends of blog: i am slowly titrating off of sertraline. i am at least marginally more self-aware than i was a few years ago, so i THINK i will notice if this experiment super doesn’t work, but also if you notice me completely falling to pieces, a “hey, so how’s the […]