a need to write

So today I finally learned what it means to be driven to write a story. I don’t know that I have ever felt that way before, you know, that I absolutely had to sit down and create a piece of fiction. To have a story that haunted me, and gnawed at me, until I had…

Again with the bullying…

Today I want to talk about bullies. No, scratch that. I really don’t want to talk about bullies. I don’t want to wade into this quagmire and make my voice known. I don’t want to risk alienating friends and family, or new fans that just discovered me this past weekend. I don’t want to make…

The Eye Opening Wonder of Picture Day

I was going to put on my makeup and costume today and record the next few episodes of my YouTube show. Which is going quite well, by the way. If you haven’t seen any of it yet, you totally need to do that. (Gandersnitch’s YouTube Channel) Of course, the operative word in that first sentence…

The Inevitable Creep of Bedtime

Starting now, Sunday night bedtime for my kids is going to have to be 8pm. We all overslept this morning, so it is not entirely their fault, but they were certainly the last ones up and moving. It was a big weekend and we were all exhausted. They had karate on Saturday morning, my son…

The Importance of Failure

There is a quote from Stephen McCranie that I am particularly fond of: “The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.” Last night, I feared that I would have to have just that talk with my daughter about failure. That everyone fails, and the only thing that matters is whether you let…

On the Mend, but not Up to Snuff…

So I have been sick for almost two weeks now. Sicker than I can remember being in a really long time. Fever, chills, antibiotics, coughing, and snot. So much snot! It is a horrible feeling to suddenly realize that you are actually choking on snot and you have to get it out somehow if you…

I’m sick. So have another video…

I have been sick with a sinus infection and bronchitis since Saturday. I am on nasty meds and have a horrible taste that won’t leave my mouth. I also have nothing to write about (though I did take a second stab at the prologue to a story I started many years ago). So today, you…

The Wÿrld Today – 1st Episode

gsnitchHello folks. Clearly, there was no post yesterday and for that I apologize. I had some vaguely feminist topics to write about involving He-Man and the gendering of toys today, but instead decided to hang a bunch of art around the house and clean up a space to start on my latest project: A video podcast with Gandersnitch the Goblin!

Today I donned the makeup and recorded the first five episodes. I will post one a week, most likely on Tuesdays, see how it goes and maybe make some more. I hope you enjoy my efforts, and if you are entertained, please feel free to share. Thank you.

 

 

Holiday Recap & The Dreamhouse Conundrum

It has been over two weeks since I last posted anything, but needless to say – We Survived! My wife’s surgery went smoothly and there were no follow up middle of the night visits to the ER this time around. She has been off the heavy nightmare inducing meds for about a week now, and…

‘Tis the Season…

xmas tree 1

The kickstarter is funded and in its final hours. The tree is up and decorated, the last of the gifts ship out today, and there is Christmas music playing. I have also threatened to cancel then entire holiday and return all the gifts at least 3 times every day for the past week. I don’t know if this…