Thanksgiving Post 2022: Gratitude for Singleness

I don’t like talking about my singleness. Part of the reason? It’s a vulnerable topic for me. I never wanted prolonged singleness. Though I’m still young, I feel a strange sense of desperation related to my interrupted plans for my young adult life. I fully expected to graduate college with my Bachelor’s in one hand …

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How Our Company of Fools Changed My Writing

Fueled by an explosion of inspiration and angst, I wrote Our Company of Fools at the beginning of January 2016. I’d never written a book of that length that quickly. I’d never written a more personally emotional book. I never wrestled so much with a story through the ebbs and flows of editing and revision. …

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Audience Expectations, Longing for Redemption, and Spider-Man: No Way Home

Careful! A web of major spiders–er, spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home lies ahead!  Despite my neutral feelings about Spider-Man, Spider-Man: No Way Home managed to land in my Top 5 Favorite MCU Movies, sitting just behind Avengers: Infinity War & Endgame, Thor: Ragnarok, and Thor. Putting aside my nostalgic bias for Thor (the superhero …

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