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When It’s Worse Than You Thought

I believe we all know someone that peaked in high school. Perhaps a track-and-field star that took up smoking and started “dancing” in a strip club. We’ve also known those who have turned out to be different people than we thought. That pretty dancer with the heroin addiction, for example.

Something came to light today about a former football star from my hometown. Back when I was in the school and he was a senior, there were whisperings that he was involved with drugs in a big way. As far as I knew, he was a dealer. That’s not what the police arrested him for.

Apparently he’s accused of engaging in sexual activity with girls younger than 16 years old! The initial report is three, but many more are speaking out.

When someone you once shared hallways with turns out to be a monster... well I don’t know what else to say about this. I'm not shocked he's been arrested for something, but I never thought he was *THAT* bad! It wasn't uncommon for kids at my high school to dabble in m…

End of the Round

Hi there! What have I been up to? Tons of stuff!

Writer Stuff

A friend and I have started a group to read books by Canadian authors with a special focus on local authors and review them on YouTube. It's harder for Indie authors to get the word out about their books and we're hoping to help make that a little easier. No one has to read every book every month. If someone hates sci-fi, it wouldn't make sense to force them to read a book on it and review it, would it? Want to know more? Comment on this post or send me a message via my contact page. There's also a Facebook group called Ottawa BookTubers.

Also check my announcement page for a special announcement.

I went to the quarterly reading event ChiSeries on Tuesday night. It was enjoyable as usual. I bought books consisting of the Grigori Legacy series written by Linda Poitevin and I started collecting the Dead Kid Detective Agency series by Evan Munday. His reading was hilarious!

The Blood Waitress Club

I've been putte…

Life and Roller Derby

I'm finding the comic course mostly interesting. The current assignment involves looking at what the communist scares of the early 1950s had to do with comics. The thing is that it's all U.S. based and I'm in Canada. I don't know if Canada was worried about communism in those days. I don't remember covering that in history in high school. I skipped the last assignment entirely. It was asking why Jewish people are prevalent in the comics industry. I took the course to learn about comics, but not really to dissect the history of the industry. The first assignment on character origins was fantastic. Most of the others have disappointed me because they don't align with my goals of knowing more about characters and comic series. I'm just going to start reading comics online.

I had an MRI on Friday evening, which I had shown up twelve hours early for in the morning. My neck still hurts from the days I did roller derby, so they're looking at it to see if there&…

Why do I blog?

One of the great things about blogging is that you can use it to keep track of progress on your goals. In doing so, you may inspire others.

I hope my posts aren't full of nonsense and blathering. I hope when people read about my journey as a writer and a human that something strikes a chord with them. Maybe they'll be inspired to edit that manuscript that's collecting dust and go on to inspire others. Maybe they'll find the courage to keep fighting their demons.

We all have challenges.

I had a CT scan on Monday. Boy does iodine feel weird when they inject it. She told me I would feel like I was peeing myself. I decided to use the washroom beforehand to ensure I wouldn't actually pee myself despite her assurance that no one had ever actually done so. The warm feeling was interesting. I felt blanketed in warmth from the inside. It began in my tummy and radiated outward. Weird. I didn't feel like I had to pee or like I had a metal taste in my mouth, just that everyth…

Sunday isn't Monday...

Thankfully it's the long weekend and even Monday isn't Monday. This does mean, however, that Tuesday becomes Monday and remains Tuesday.

I haven't made nearly as much progress on cleaning my place this weekend as I was intending to. Is it laziness? The heat? Am I just tired? Maybe a little of all of those things. I have tomorrow too, right?

I want to skip cleaning and just write. What do I want to write? I don't know yet. I'm thinking of playing around with The Blood Waitress Club. It's basically first drafted. I even have a cover already for it, though only an eBook and not a paperback one. I think I could get the rest done easily though. The back of the cover could just be black with high contrast text... I don't know about the spine, but I'm sure I'll figure it out.

Perhaps a short story would be best first. Like a palette cleanser.

I'm going to force myself to do some dishes first though.

I have a doctor's appointment I better not forget abo…

Agendas

Seeing that picture of that tiny boy drowned upon the beach is upsetting. Hearing the Prime Minister use it as a reason to increase war efforts? Disgusting!

Is there no one in this world without an agenda? Must everything someone does have an ulterior motive?

We're all human beings. Maybe some are kinder, more considerate, and more empathic than others, but we're still human.

It's things like this that make me worry for the future of the planet. How can we have voted in a leader so devoid of humanity?

Canada has been long known as the country that helps out. We provide aid. We help the bullied fight back. Under his rule, our entire reputation is crumbling along with our oil-based economy.

If we're going to make a significant change to our constitution, it should be to allow impeachment.

Thankfully, I'm not a public service employee.

Thoroughly disgusted,
R~