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

First Saturday Report: February 2020

Writing/Submitting Started and finished the first full read-through of the novel I finished back in October (working title is The Poisoned Moon). As much as it’s possible, the first draft seems pretty solid. Still it needs a lot of work: stitching, shaping, shaving. The goal is to bring it in at about 80,000 words or … Continue reading First Saturday Report: February 2020

Problematic Toxic Masculinity Tropes #5: Sassy Gay Friend

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-3xyip-cf3c8e In the fifth of our Problematic Toxic Masculinity Tropes series, Jenn and I discuss how gay male characters are often sidelined and diminished and forced to play support roles to the heroes of a story and what that contributes to the strict, and restrictive ideas of masculinity.      Jenn Zuko is adjunct faculty … Continue reading Problematic Toxic Masculinity Tropes #5: Sassy Gay Friend

ProblematicToxic Masculinity Tropes #4: The Tale of the Nerd and the Neckbeard

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hmm6z-cd2d72 In the fourth of our Problematic Toxic Masculinity Tropes series, Jenn and I discuss how even the non-manliest of men can fall victim to the social demands of masculinity and turn toxic.    Jenn Zuko is adjunct faculty at DU, MSU, and Regis University. She teaches courses in writing, literature, visual arts, performing arts, … Continue reading ProblematicToxic Masculinity Tropes #4: The Tale of the Nerd and the Neckbeard

Problematic Toxic Masculinity Tropes #3: Bond, James Bond

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-z9kct-cd2c23 In the third of our Problematic Toxic Masculinity Tropes series, Jenn and I are joined by Paul Bradley and Kathleen Barbara to discuss that man’s man of intentional intrigue and what Mr. Bond, James Bond has contributed to the butchy stew of toxic masculinity.  Our guests: Kathleen Barbara has a Bachelor of Arts in … Continue reading Problematic Toxic Masculinity Tropes #3: Bond, James Bond