After twelve years of daily updates, I’m taking a break. Here’s why, and how to find me elsewhere.
Answers to frequently asked questions about what I review, when, and how for those who may be interested!
Hello, gentle readers! In recent years, I haven’t written very much about my personal life here, in part because I don’t like putting my personal life on display for the internet with a much larger audience than I ever dreamed of back when I was writing flippant posts about planning commission meetings. There is also a […]
Ten years ago, it was a warm summer evening and I was bored, restless, unsure what to do with myself. I didn’t feel like reading a book, I wasn’t interested in going out, and I was sunk deep in lethargy in my old house across from City Hall, looking down across Franklin Street apathetically while […]
As some readers may know, I’m traveling in Japan at the moment, taking advantage of sakura season to see some beautiful flowers, eating lots of food, and researching cat cafes. The cat cafe phenomenon essentially took off in Japan and owes its roots to cities like Tokyo, where many people have extremely small apartments that […]
Did you know that this ain’t livin’ is rapidly approaching its ninth anniversary? I’ve published 5,135 posts to date, and the site has been updated daily since December 2005, with one exception: when the power went out for three days and I wrote my blog posts on pieces of paper so I could upload them […]
I’m very pleased to announce that a project I’ve been planning, working on, and building finally went live this week. Disability Intersections is a magazine focusing on discussions about disability viewed through an intersectional lens, exploring society, culture, and the lived experience of disability. My long-time colleague Anna Hamilton has joined me as Managing Editor […]
Gentle readers! Hello! Two items of possible interest and note to those of you who are interested in these sorts of things: Item the first: Next week, I’ll be at WisCon 37, which runs on the 24-27th in lovely Madison, Wisconsin. I’ll be on several panels and look forward to seeing some of you in […]
Hello, lovely and glorious readers! A reminder that I’ll be reading at the Gallery Bookshop tomorrow evening at 6:30 PM with Janet Frishberg from Get Out of My Crotch!. We’ll be talking about reproductive rights, eating delicious snacks, and generally having a good time. PLUS, it’s Second Saturday, which means you can wander around Mendocino […]
I’m thrilled to announce that Janet Frishberg will be joining me for a reading to celebrate Get Out of My Crotch! with my friends at the Gallery Bookshop in Mendocino, California. We’ll be reading selections from our essays, talking about reproductive rights, and possibly plying you with tasty treats, if you’re very, very good. Copies […]