In which I share only pleasing (to me, at least) things! With exclamation points! Story Club: Live! Tonight! In the Internet! I read at the very first Story Club in Chicago (and many more since) and the glorious founder Dana is hosting an online version in Zoom tonight, 8pm EDT, 7pm Central. I'll link you … Continue reading Story Club Social (tonight!) and other links.
Part 1 is here. This is a feature where patrons of the blog have first crack at getting short questions answered, it lets us cover a lot of ground and have interesting discussions. Please consider supporting the site at Patreon or via other channels if you can, I appreciate it greatly. Onto the questions! In … Continue reading Short Questions & Answers For July 26, Part 2
"Sometimes I imagine what it would be like to give this book to my mother. To present it to her as a precious gift over a meal that I’ve cooked for her. To say: Here is everything that keeps us from really talking. Here is my heart. Here are my words. I wrote this for … Continue reading Books: “What My Mother And I Don’t Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence”
I read Lane Moore's book of essays "How To Be Alone (If You Want To And Even If You Don't)" in the past few days and a) I loved it b) I couldn't stop highlighting things from it. Starting on the first damn page: "There’s a very particular sort of no-man’s-land that comes with having … Continue reading Book: How To Be Alone by Lane Moore
Hello all! You can submit short questions at Patreon or on Twitter (@CAwkward, #AwkwardFriday) until 11 am Chicago time today. I'll answer as many as I can before 2pm. Holiday and non-holiday related questions are okay, with following parameters: I'm not answering questions about abuse in this short answer format. I think we've covered just about … Continue reading Short Answer Friday for Nov. 30
This is a first in what I hope will be a monthly series of book reviews of classic advice/self-help literature. Since I am about to live alone again, after a year of living with a romantic partner and umpteen years of roommates, it seemed apt to pull out the 1936 bestseller Live Alone and Like … Continue reading Awkward Book of the Month Club: Live Alone and Like It