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What the hay? I’ll write about the thirteenth Doctor Who, too.

Personally, I prefer to be called a Whooligan instead of a Whovian. If you knew me, you'd feel that made more sense. Anyway, while I'm a bit behind on catching up with my twelfth Doctor episodes, I did see the regeneration from twelve to thirteen. My reaction on Facebook was something like: The new Doctor …

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Um, peeps without disabilities, we need to talk.

Yeah. So. Here's the thing. People without disabilities, many, many of you need sensitivity training when it comes to disabled folks like myself. Like, big time. Because you don't even know what you don't know. And you're hurting us with your ignorance. Last weekend at a conference, I was scheduled to be a panelist to …

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Why Every Author Needs Neil Armstrong

Imposter syndrome—every writer with a pulse gets it. I sure as heck do, and I've noticed that every single one of my author friends has been struck with it, too, from time to time. It's when you are overwhelmed with feeling you don't belong somewhere, even though people have invited you into that space because they …

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Beyond the cupcake.

Because I hadn’t planned to get published originally, I wrote without limits or expecting anyone to read it. So, I went down a few roads that I wanted to explore: Discrimination against LGBTQIA people by para-religious organisations. Truly gracious spirituality versus religiosity. Gender fluidity and changing preconceived gender roles. Diversity in sexuality. Dealing with disability. Cyber affairs. Chasing fantasy to the exclusion of those who truly love you.

Everyone’s writing, and I’m all like…

Ever feel like everyone's writing but you? I do. Now that I’m published and have all these new writer friends and acquaintances on social media, I’m able to read updates about their word journeys. To me it feels like they’re constantly writing. Meanwhile, I’m all like, Yeah, I need to lie down now.  After working intensely on Life in …

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When it’s okay not to be okay

Yesterday was the day after the US Election. Many of us, even in Canada, were shocked by the results. My social media timelines were filled with people feeling sad, afraid, angry, and stunned. I was gobsmacked, and the weight of it fell heavily on me. I'm normally almost annoyingly upbeat, even in dire circumstances, but …

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Fun ‘Cosm Fact: a sentient houseplant and homemaker

I've loved plants all my adult life. I even have a young tree outside who makes me feel like a tree-mom. While I believe plants do have a self-awareness, I take this way to the next level in my book. Sonny takes care of Virj the way we would take care of our plants. He …

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