Comparison is the thief of joy. I have heard that saying often enough that my brain now discounts it as a cliché – a well-worn statement that has, for all its truth, lost its power to make me think other than to maybe nod my head or, if I’m feeling particularly snarky, roll my eyes. … Continue reading Cliché


How often are scenarios carried out in popular entertainment around rape, sexual assault and violence against women? I can think of five popular shows off the top of my head that have used this plot device more than once: Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, Vikings, The Last Kingdom and Outlander. I can think of several … Continue reading Enough


Sometimes things happen. Sometimes things happen and they hurt. Words hurt. People hurt. Life hurts. And it doesn't make sense no matter how much you try to wrap your mind around it. It makes you think, "What is wrong with me?" And oftentimes, there will be plenty of people telling you what is wrong with you. … Continue reading Sometimes