Author: Erin

Why you Should Never Argue With a Depressed Person

**Disclaimer: Everything mentioned in this article has been personally experienced by me** I have a problem with the term ‘depressed’. It is universally misunderstood. People use it regularly to describe low mood, sadness, or feeling down. Depression is not feeling sad. Depression is the loss of the ability to feel happy. [bctt tweet=”Depression is not […]

How Nuclear Physics Can Help You Manage Stress

You’ve likely heard the term critical mass. What does it mean? It’s the minimum amount of fissile material needed to create a nuclear chain reaction. That’s a reaction that is self-sustaining, so it goes on and on and on and on and… What is fissile material? Material that is able to sustain a nuclear fission […]

Just Eat the Apple

  I’m the kind of person who doesn’t do anything in half-measures. If I’m going to do a thing, I’m going to do it properly. This is the key to my repeated failures. Wait, what? You heard me. Trying to do something right the first time is the reason why I usually end up not […]

Unfurling the Lotus – A Creativity Technique for Writers and Other Animals

“This character has no depth” “What on earth am I going to do to jazz up my bedroom?” “I just can’t picture the world he’s trying to build” “Where should I go on my holiday?”   ***This post contains affiliate links which will hopefully earn us enough money to buy coffee. We only link to […]

So You Think You’re Not Creative?

  There’s an interesting label I keep seeing thrown about the Interweb. It’s become a sign of membership to an elite group of surpassingly intelligent beings, those who know no boundaries to their skill and extraordinary thought processes. These beings have a style all their own and spend their time adroitly hurling paint at a […]

Ignorance is Sis

  Enlightenment is futile – you will be assimilated. Hollywood is making us stupid. I realized this while watching The Legend of Tarzan, a fun movie, if you’re into excessive CGI animals, but one that left me gaping at the creator’s blatant ignorance about Africa, wild animals, and local culture. That annoys me. I mean, […]

I Never Said That

  In Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons, Aunt Ada Doom claims to have seen ‘something nasty in the woodshed’. Now, the book never reveals what the ‘something nasty’ was, but I’m strongly inclined to believe that it was a nefarious collector of quotes with a penchant for misattribution. I picture a wall sporting pictures […]

Spoonerisms and Other Cutlery

    Let’s start with the spoon in the room. You and I both know I’m only writing this post because I happened to have this photograph in my collection. I’m a sucker for a good pun. What is a Spoonerism Anyway? It’s one of those things that happens when your brain is working faster […]

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