A Profound Look Back at the Week: January 25-31

This week’s profound look is late, for which I apologise, but work has this tendency to pile up sometimes and I value my free time, so it was bound to happen. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: January 25-31

A Profound Look Back at the Week: January 18-24

It’s been an eventful week, personally and globally speaking, and I’m ending it with a bit more insight into several topics that are of interest to me. I won’t bore you with all of them, I’ll just touch on the more fascinating ones. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: January 18-24

A Profound Look Back at the Week: January 4-10

Now that it seems 2021 has indeed told 2020 to hold its beer, at least in some parts of the world, most of the optimism we sent the old year with must have fizzled out. This is sad, really. Resist it. That’s what I’m doing, with mixed success. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: January 4-10

Customer Complaint Re Zombie Apocalypse

To whom it may concern

Dear [Insert-name-here],

I have been patient beyond measure but the time has come to vent my disappointment in how things are run on this planet with regard to humankind. Earlier this year — although the latest reports point to late 2019 — a novel coronavirus spread through the human population (and some other animals), no doubt with the purpose of containing the spread of said population. This purpose was certainly noble. The execution of the plan, however, is falling well short of expectations. Continue reading Customer Complaint Re Zombie Apocalypse

A Profound Look Back at the Week: September 14-20

It’s the middle of September and in these parts this means it’s back-to-school time. What fun! Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: September 14-20

A Profound Look Back at the Week: June 29 – July 3

I missed last week’s profound look because there was nothing to be profound about and I was too busy working because what does a person who has a lot of work do? Create more work for themselves, of course. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: June 29 – July 3

Write Them Real, Write Them True

There’s a topic that has been nagging me for quite a while, demanding attention and asking that my opinion on it be shared with the world. My usual response has been “Shut up and go sit in the corner, you’re too politicised as it is” but a recent chat with a fellow writer sort of convinced me it was possible to write about it without enraging armies or even your discussion partner. The nagging topic is about men writing female characters and, gasp, women writing male characters. Continue reading Write Them Real, Write Them True