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#FridayReads: Kindred by Octavia Butler

#FridayReads: Kindred by Octavia Butler

  If you read science fiction but aren’t acquainted with the fantastic work of Octavia Butler, please take yourself to a library RIGHT NOW and check out a few of her books. Hell, even if you don’t normally read sci-fi, read Octavia Butler. Kindred tells the story of a modern Black woman, Dana, who is pulled back...

Why don’t you get a real/better/higher-paying job?

Why don’t you get a real/better/higher-paying job?

Coming out of a writing retreat or conference is always difficult. The transition from being surrounded by writers who understand the struggle (of writing, of creating a life conducive to writing, of getting published) to people who don’t feels like an extreme version of jet lag. (It’s the same when I come home from a...

Migraine moon revolving around Person earth

Miss Migraine: Migraine sun vs. migraine moon

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. This post appeared first on my blog of the same name on August 11, 2012. I’ve hung this sketch on my wall, right next to my computer, to remind me that migraines don’t control my life: I do. If you’d...

Miss Migraine: If you visit the Brandywine River Museum

Miss Migraine: If you visit the Brandywine River Museum

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. This post appeared first on my blog of the same name on August 15, 2012. If you plan a trip to the Brandywine River Museum in Chadd’s Ford, Pennsylvania, and you suffer from chronic migraines, do not eat a red...