Making Your Favorite T-Shirts Last Longer

I wound up having a discussion about making printed t-shirts last longer over the weekend, so I thought I’d discuss a few techniques. Wash and dry inside out. Less abrasion. On delicate cycle. Line dry your shirts. The dryer takes quite the toll on printed shirts. For those of you who aren’t savvy with the […]

Respecting Other Peoples’ Processes

Several times over the last month-ish, I’ve been told or heard some variant of: “If you want to do X, you need to [do it this way that I'm not].” I call bullshit. I don’t write longhand on top of a refrigerator, write with a fountain pen using an oil lamp for illumination, or other […]

In Light of the Recent Wiscon Meltdown…

Natalie Luhrs has the linkfest about the fallout from Jim Frenkel’s appearance at this year’s Wiscon after last year’s harassment complaints that went, well, apparently nowhere. I know a lot of bay area locals go to Wiscon, and that’s had quite the ironic problem set, recently. I typically haven’t gone because I’d rather go to […]

Greenland, I Love You, Let’s Talk

In viewing my map statistics for who’s visited my site, the single largest block of land on the planet from which I’ve had no visitors is Greenland. Sure, it’s sparsely populated. I don’t think that’s a good reason. I’ve pondered the flight schedules of Air Greenland, wondering if there were any way to make a […]

The Great Namaste


Friday morning was The Great Namaste, an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the number of people simultaneously doing yoga. Can you spot me in the pic? (I can, but I know where I was sitting. Hint: I’m on a green mat.) Early results say that we broke the record by more than […]

The Samuel Delany / NAMBLA Conversation

Will Shetterly takes on the hard questions. It was posted on my birthday, and I didn’t read it in full then, and I’m not going to tonight. Maybe after my edits are done, but that’ll be a few weeks. This is long (~8,000 words). My initial take, without reading for nuance or depth: There are […]

False Assumptions About Names

I loved this article about names four years ago, and it continues to be relevant. There are entire novels in the comments. As someone whose name is frequently misparsed (my name is “Saoirse Moen, Deirdre” not “Moen,Deirdre,Saoirse”), I feel their pain. Yes, the article is written for programmers, but it’s still useful for writers. We […]