So, honestly, I have a to-read pile that could kill a small child. I'm currently looking at 25 books that I really, really want to get to on my to-read shelf in the office. I have 4 books to look at to possibly blurb on my iPad right now. It's overwhelming. I ended up getting… Continue reading Book Review: A Red Peace by Spencer Ellingsworth
I've been hitting the word mines pretty seriously of late, and my wrists have been less than thrilled. I started to think that maybe there was a better solution than just holding an ice pack to my wrist, maybe there was something I could strap on. Sure enough, I found this on Amazon: Wrist Support… Continue reading Product Recommendation: Hot and Cold Icepack Wrist Braces
This essay came to me while I was feverish and unable to sleep at some point over the last week and a half. I woke up the next morning convinced that I'd written it, as I could remember the outlining, the main points, and the title.Alas, I had not actually written it.But, having remembered writing… Continue reading The First Time I Had Pneumonia I Thought I Was a Medical Miracle
Yesterday I posted a link to a Consumer Reports article that suggested that the implementation of ACA likely cut US bankruptcies half. I posted the following tweet: https://twitter.com/tobiasbuckell/status/859490684377735168 That leads to a Consumer Reports article that has this chart of consumer bankruptcies:And the internet blew up for me. At first I was impressed with the… Continue reading It’s Highly Probable That ACA Cut Bankruptcies in Half.
Hi, I'm Tobias Buckell, a science fiction writer, and this is How I Bullet Journal. I mentioned I'd started bullet journalling on twitter and people were curious and suggested I create a blog post. So in September, I had been seeing people mentioning Bullet Journals and seen some Instagram links and Pinterest accounts about bullet… Continue reading This Is How I Bullet Journal
For his 12 blogs of Christmas Paul Cornell asks: Have you, in your life, a mishearing that you've persisted with, froma song or a movie or anything, that you prefer to the original, orthat has special meaning for you? So it's the 80s, I'm a little boy growing up in Grenada, WI and money is… Continue reading The Transformers/Gobots Christmas Surprise
It's not often that I am struck by the passing of a celebrity. I don't often feel I need to weigh in. I certainly don't feel like I had any special connection to that person. Certainly when celebrities that are in the common consciousness who are my age pass, I feel the shiver of mortality,… Continue reading Thank you, Mr. Nimoy. Your portrayal of a Mixed Race Person Had a Big Impact On Me.
I just got back from London, and would love to be uploading pictures and talking about two weeks spent in Europe, but I'm catching up on bills and getting into the swing of work. And my kids start Kindergarten. And the dogs need picked up. So I'll be a little late. However, a few people… Continue reading Paneling While Light, But Not White
I read weird. I'm not sure when I realized I had a different experience with text than others. You internalize your own way of interacting with the world so much that you're often not aware of the water you're swimming in as a fish. And due to some unique experiences in my childhood, I certainly… Continue reading I Have a Strange Relationship With Text: How Reading with ADHD and Dyslexia Works For Me
Today the US government shut down. Ostensibly by Tea Party Republicans to try and stop socialized medicine from becoming a reality. In fact, false equivalence reporting has lent an air of respectability to the effort (they might be fighting a losing battle, and the polls are low for congress and Republicans, but they're fighting for… Continue reading American Healthcare Was Already Socialized: By Ronald Reagan. We’re Just Fighting About How To Pay For It