On the Misrepresentation of Post-Racism in SFF Shows

Charles Pike, a character from season 3 of the sci-fi show The 100.

Science fiction and fantasy are my favourite genres of movies and TV series.

This is largely because they are the genres of ideas on what another version of the world could—and in some cases should—look like.

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More Soothing Music for a Stressful Time: The New Age Artist I Never Talk About

Medwyn Goodall is my favourite musician to relax to that I strangely never talk about.

I’ve written the above sentence once before in a blog post, thereby now rendering it rather inaccurate.  But these two mentions are in no way commensurate with how much I actually listen to him.

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Nobody Expects a Global Pandemic: My First-Quarter 2020 Goals Check-In/Reassessment

The inspirational title of my day planner for 2020 is “Grand Plans”.

It’s funny how so many sayings about plans are negative ones:

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”

“No plan survives first contact with an opposing force.”

“Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.”

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Inside My Earbuds: Soothing Music for a Stressful Time

Once upon a time I used to review music albums and concerts on my blog.

I always enjoyed doing this because music is such an important part of my life.  I only allow myself to watch TV/Netflix on weekends, but I listen to music all day every day.

I got away from blogging about music the further I progressed in my writing journey, centering most posts on that instead.  This was especially the case after I reduced my blogging schedule from once a week to twice a month.

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Another New Year Along the Way to the End of the Old One: My Third-Quarter 2019 Goals Check-In/Reassessment

For many people, September is the true start of the new year.

It makes sense when you think about it: summer holidays are over; both grade school and university classes are recommencing; the days are shorter; the weather is cooler.

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