Going Beyond “Just the Funny Parts”

Image Credits: Robert Trachtenberg / Just the Funny Parts cover art, Harper Collins Publishers 2018

Over the holiday weekend, I finished Just the Funny Parts by Nell Scovell. The memoir was published back in March 2018 and branded as a scathing but funny insider look at “the hard truths about sneaking into the Hollywood boys’ club.”

Honestly, before reading it, I had no clue who…


Be A Jackie-of-All-Trades Without Guilt or Shame

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I’m going to reveal my strange superpower. It is so super-secret, I didn’t realize I had one until yesterday. …


Improving my sleep with technology

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As a self-taught knitter, I love to play with yarn. My stash is a shamefully luxurious variety of merino and silk-wool blends I love to paw over.


A Love Story, I Mean Review, of My Typewriter Keyboard

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My significant other gifted me a Qwerkywriter typewriter keyboard for our anniversary. I’ve been click-clacking on this retro-tech inspired device for several days now.

Using it evokes a wonderful sense of nostalgia. I feel like I should be hammering out…


The Tiniest Bit of Contact Would Make All the Difference

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Just the tiniest bit of contact would make all the difference. It would make me feel like it is an honor to walk down the street with me on your arm. Instead, I am rebuffed whenever I gently brush my fingers alongside the back of your hand. Sometimes, you acquiesce…


From A Non-Murderino

Cover-art for Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered from publisher Forge Books

I recently finished reading, err listening (Audible), to “Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered.”

While I am a Gen X’er with a black-belt in Dr. Michael Baden’s Autopsy, have childhood memories of watching countless episodes of Unsolved Mysteries, and have a penchant for anything on the Investigation Discovery (ID) and…


Lessons I’ve Learned Along The Way

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Online learning. All you need is a device, the internet, and a desire to master something new. I get the convenience of getting an education while sitting in my home office, at 2 a.m., wearing jammies. …


When A Man Who Has Been Married For Over 50 Years To The Same Woman Offers Advice, You Listen

The other evening I took an Uber home from work. I’m still getting used to the idea of getting into a car with a stranger and telling them where I live…


Coding Challenges, Writing Challenges

There is something particularly satisfying about marking things off your to-do list. This is especially true when it takes an extra special effort to get certain ones removed. For example, I have a Goodwill box sitting in the back of my car which has been there since we moved a…


Security Cameras Will Make You One Too

I assume most people here have seen or heard of Bewitched? It was a sitcom that aired between 1964 and 1972 and has since been in syndication. Think TBS or Nick-At-Nite; it might be on Hulu or Netflix.

The urban fantasy centers around a witch who has betrothed herself to…

Megan Charles

Technophobe Who Codes | UX Generalist | Freelance Writer | Egalitarian-Feminist | True-Crime/Forensics Enthusiast

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