“Get your work done. If that doesn’t work, shut up and drink your gin.”
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“Get your work done. If that doesn’t work, shut up and drink your gin.”

This Week

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.

Sleeping calico cat with back paws stretched straight against a couch cushion


The school shooting generation grows up.

“The Queerest of the Queer”: Listening to Garbage in the Nineties.

Remembering forgotten foods.

For people who want to make fun websites: https://makefrontendshitagain.party/

Michael Shannon’s ode to Chicago bars. (Featuring a shout-out to one of my own neighborhood stand-bys, Moody’s Pub.)

How a gray painting can break your heart.

“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.

This is no way to be human.


Two penguins walk across an icy expanse, one slips and falls and gets back up

Live footage of my January. Keep going, though.


This week’s quote is from Ray Bradbury.