Poetry! Stick Figures! Supporting the ACLU!

Okay, so I’m part of The Cassandra Project over on Tumblr, and said project is running a challenge called “every single day.”  For the month of January, participants do something–draw, write, call congresspeople, run, whatever–and we post our progress.  We also set up a CrowdRise account and ask people to donate to a cause. AsContinue reading “Poetry! Stick Figures! Supporting the ACLU!”

2 week blog run: day 10

I hate it when I’m avoidant without realizing it.  It’s one thing to procrastinate when I’m aware I’m doing it, but when it takes me three days to figure it out, it’s really, really annoying. Yesterday I took some time and stuck post-its on all the chunks of manuscript that have [PUT SOMETHING GOOD HEREContinue reading “2 week blog run: day 10”

In which I wax rhapsodic about Unfuck Your Habitat

So the reason I sort of fell off the blog over Christmas was that, about three days after I went on break[1], I got sick.  I got nobody else sick, so I figure it was allergies, but still.  Tired, sore throat, gunk galore out my nasal cavities … blech.  I managed to take the boyContinue reading “In which I wax rhapsodic about Unfuck Your Habitat”

do your homework with a fork: on safe spaces and taking teenagers seriously

My mother tells a story about me, from when I was about the Zweeble’s age, and I kept coloring the grass purple. “Laura, grass is green.” “Uh-huh.” And I’d calmly color the grass purple again. My mother’s best friend at the time, Margaret, is an artist–a painter. And one day she was over and sawContinue reading “do your homework with a fork: on safe spaces and taking teenagers seriously”

Things To Read, Other People Edition

I know, I know, what you really want is to read something by me.  (Oh my god, I am blushing just typing that, where did my youthful arrogance go?)  I may have something for you in that regard in a while–I’m working on a blog post about One of the Weird Things I Am Fascinated By,Continue reading “Things To Read, Other People Edition”

Introductory Posts: Their Own Special Kind of Hell

I was actually going to start posting actual entries here last week, but life went haywire—as life often does—and here I am, starting later than I meant to. This may be a theme. So as usual, I have no idea exactly what I’m doing (although it just hit me that I think I’ve been bloggingContinue reading “Introductory Posts: Their Own Special Kind of Hell”