First Saturday Report: July 4, 2020

Writing/Submitting Got an encouraging rejection letter on a collection of short fiction I submitted to a contest. I’m nearly finished with another round of revisions on The Poisoned Moon after getting comments back from some beta readers (thank you Amber and Delia). Another friend read and commented on The Palace of Winds to let me … Continue reading First Saturday Report: July 4, 2020

Problematic Toxic Masculinity Trope #4: NERD!

Problematic Toxic Masculinity Trope #4: NERD!! by Jenn Zuko …………... Pop Culture Detective has done a stellar duo of videos analyzing hit TV show The Big Bang Theory in the face of a few different forms of toxic masculinity. The first is a takedown of what he calls “Adorkable Misogyny,” which is a huge part … Continue reading Problematic Toxic Masculinity Trope #4: NERD!

First Saturday Report: June. George Floyd

Writing/Submitting Doesn’t Matter. Reading Doesn’t Matter. Podcast Doesn’t Matter. Watching Doesn’t Matter. Listening Doesn’t Matter. Random Thoughts George Floyd                  I’m not going to try to explain racism to you.         I want to talk to you about innocence.         What did George Floyd want when he was ten years old?         When George was ten, I was … Continue reading First Saturday Report: June. George Floyd

First Saturday Report: May 2nd – The plague diary

Writing/Submitting I’m in the process of writing the letters I promised to friends who asked. Part of my attempt to save the USPS by purchasing stamps. Sorry it’s taking me so long. Began working on revisions to The Poisoned Moon after getting comments back from my beta readers. Lots of work to do. Reading Haven’t … Continue reading First Saturday Report: May 2nd – The plague diary

TOP Conversation: Evan Hundhausen

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-en2jd-d620e2 Today’s guest is an old friend, Evan Hundhausen. Evan was the first person I met when I arrived at Naropa University. A writer, DJ, entrepreneur, and rebel, he’s carved out a path very different from my own, which just goes to show you, there’s no one right way to be a writer.  One thing … Continue reading TOP Conversation: Evan Hundhausen

Problematic Toxic Masculinity Tropes #7: Violence is Normal

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hashg-d1aa8f In the seventh and final episode of our Problematic Toxic Masculinity Tropes series, Jenn and I and joined again by Paul Bradley to discuss the prevalence and normalization of violence in the depiction of men.   Jenn Zuko is adjunct faculty at DU, MSU, and Regis University. She teaches courses in writing, literature, visual … Continue reading Problematic Toxic Masculinity Tropes #7: Violence is Normal

Problematic Toxic Masculinity Tropes #6: Mr. Mom

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-uzmud-d0b23e In the sixth of our Problematic Toxic Masculinity Tropes series, Jenn and I discuss the weird notion that men can’t be good parents, and if a man is engaged in the parental duties normally associated with women then he’s somehow less of a man. Fathers who wash diapers unite!   Jenn Zuko is adjunct … Continue reading Problematic Toxic Masculinity Tropes #6: Mr. Mom