It’s the depths of winter and it’s been dragging me down a bit. I don’t know if it was just me or if January seemed particularly cursed this year. In any case, I’m coping.
I’m also taking a Twitter break through the end of February. This probably doesn’t mean anything to you if you’re not on Twitter, but I make note of it for those who are and 1) want to get in touch (email is your best bet) and/or 2) just want to know what’s up. I’ve found that about twice a year, usually in January/February and August/September, I feel like Twitter gets a little too noisy and I need a month or so to clear it out of my head. I’ll be back. Save me memes.
In the meantime, I send newsletters and I rele ase podcasts. At Quiet Little Horrors, both of our January episodes are now available. For the mini, we discuss Ozploitation classic Wake in Fright. For the full-length episode, we expand to the recent prairie horror The Wind. Share and enjoy.
In conclusion, here is a photo of my cat, Nancy Drew.
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Michael Shannon’s ode to Chicago bars. (Featuring a shout-out to one of my own neighborhood stand-bys, Moody’s Pub.)
“I think that, for many people, the pandemic was a sort of spiritual crisis. We were thrown back on ourselves, and we needed to have a sense of guidance. And I think we needed a sense of exploration. It was abundantly clear that it had to be an inside job.” Julia Cameron on The Artist’s Way and creativity from the inside.
- My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite is great.
- I really enjoyed Catherynne M. Valente offbeat Bluebeard take, Comfort Me with Apples.
- Yellowjackets rules.
Live footage of my January. Keep going, though.
This week’s quote is from Ray Bradbury.