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The Western Wind

The Western Wind

Harvey's brilliance lies in her ability to humanize and complicate her characters, to give them lives and loves and losses, jealousies and pain and secrets.

Washington Independent Review of Books

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I Moved My Phone Out of My Bedroom

Last week, it occurred to me to do something entirely obvious and yet also a little radical. I moved my phone out of my bedroom.

September 09, 2018

Blog Post

My New Analog Workspace

My New Analog Workspace

A couple of years ago, when I got my first coding job, I took my first paycheck and re-did my office. I went all out at Ikea and got some bookshelves, a pull-out couch, and a nice, big dining room table I could use as a desk. The initial intent had been to set up an area where I could write away from my large monitor. But then I never did.

September 02, 2018

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I Need to Read More Lauren Groff

I read an interview on The New Yorker blog with Lauren Groff the other day and I realized that I need to read more of her work. And by more I mean any at all because, somehow, I have thus far missed out on her genius.

June 09, 2018

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From The 3 a.m. Epiphany by Brian Kiteley

...the best fiction...

June 09, 2018

Sparkbox Foundry Article

Friday is Coming! The Scientific Case for Why Programming is so Darned Satisfying

The process of solving a programming challenge turns out to follow The Hero's Journey story structure, a pattern our brains recognize and reward.

Sparkbox Foundry

Book Review

The Overneath

The Overneath

In this fantastical collection, flawed characters face the unintended consequences of their actions.

Washington Independent Review of Books

Book Review

Beast: A Novel

Beast: A Novel

A deeply philosophical tale that explores the grey areas between reality and fantasy.

Washington Independent Review of Books

Blog Post

I Was At the Women's March

Just two short weeks ago, I was at the Women’s March on Washington, and yet it already seems a world away. Not like it didn’t happen, but like it happened in some other world, in some other timeline, separate from my everyday world of kids, husband, dogs, and work. And in a way, I suppose it kind of did.

February 07, 2017

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Morning Pages

Last week was a tough week for creative work. I had family coming in from out of town and I hosted dinner for 18 on Friday, which means my creative work really was just cooking. Which is fun for me. Especially since I was trying out a couple of new recipes this year (and they were successful!).

November 08, 2016