Category Archives: Life

My First Tattoo: A Semicolon

Today I got my first tattoo. Why did I select a semicolon for my first tattoo? They’ve always been my favorite punctuation, ever since an English teacher showed me how to use them properly. It felt like esoteric knowledge. It felt like being let into a secret club of writers and I’ve never really stopped writing. […]

Cartoon Friday: Count Duckula

I may not be working for Firedoglake anymore but … It’s STILL Cartoon Friday! During my two years at Firedoglake I turned the Watercooler — MyFDL’s end of the night wrap up post — into something I looked forward to assembling every night. Partway through that process, I realized I could do almost anything I wanted […]

Goodbye MyFDL, Hello MyMPN

I’ve worked for Firedoglake since April 2012, but tomorrow will be my last day. As FDL’s publisher Jane Hamsher just announced, unavoidable and unfortunate issues require that we bring an end to MyFDL, the site’s open blog. Instead of a site where anyone can post, it’s going to become a more standardized WordPress blog with a limited number […]

#ATXFreeArtFriday – Austin’s Free Art Movement

Musicians from Trent Reznor to Jonathan Coulton, even authors like Cory Doctorow benefit from giving away their creative work for free, turning altruistic sharing into media buzz. So why not visual artists too? Though the idea of sharing free art has been around for some time, the Free Art Friday movement is blossoming in Austin, […]