Category: Hobbies

Creativity, Hobbies, Writing

You Don’t Have to Monetize Every Skill

In today’s culture, in America especially, there is a pressure to monetize every single skill that you possess. It doesn’t matter what it is… It could be something utterly obscure like yak raising. But dammit, if you raise yaks you’d better be making money off of them. It doesn’t matter if you simply want to …

Hobbies, Personal, Play

The Moment When You Realize You’re Unique

Uniqueness Birds

I suspect most people have had a moment like this: Something happens and, for whatever reason, you suddenly realize that you just aren’t like other people. For some, that moment comes in school when long-held friendships no longer make you happy, or when the bullies single you out for being different. For others the moment …

Creativity, Hobbies, Personal

When TV Runs Your Life, It’s Time to Rethink

TV Elephant

I’ve written before about my love/hate relationship with television. On the one hand, there is some really great stuff on these days. There are shows that really spark my creativity and tell some fabulous stories. On the other hand, it’s a cesspool of advertising, horrible reality TV, and news that’s never-ending and depressing. It’s also …

Hobbies, Personal

Not Every Girl Aspires to Geekdom

Geek painting

Ever since I stepped into the Lego gender war by openly admitting my love for the Friends line of products and embracing¬†those elements in my own builds, I’ve been fascinated by the controversy these little bricks have engendered. I spend an inordinate amount of time reading articles about the pink ghetto and the unequal treatment …

Creativity, Hobbies, Personal, Play

Am I a Feminist Failure for Liking Lego Friends?

better writing

If you read my blog and social media postings regularly, it’s no secret that I’m a Lego nerd. I’ve played with the toys since I was a kid, back in the days when all you could buy was a box of bricks. I took a break from Lego while I was busy starting a career …