Musing

On Friends and Four-Leaf Clovers

There's this phrase that I sometimes see floating around the internet, usually in fancy fonts and colors, printed over a dramatic picture, to make it seem more profound. It's one of those feel-good cliche quotations that seem to grow out of the aether, although this particular quote is often attributed to Sarah Jessica Parker. The… Continue reading On Friends and Four-Leaf Clovers

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Musing

A Feminist Rant About Dog Humping

As you may or may not know, my day job is at a doggie daycare, where I spend a lot of time hanging out with dogs, observing their behavior and relationships. I also spend a lot of time being mildly bored while hanging out with said dogs, which always gets me thinking. Here's some (possibly… Continue reading A Feminist Rant About Dog Humping

Books, Musing, SciFi

Fictional Religions I’d Seriously Consider Joining

I am not a religious person. While I don't begrudge religious people the comfort they find in their faiths, in general I don't see much point in the whole concept of a higher power. Sure, it would be nice if there was someone big and powerful out there interested specifically in my personal well-being, but I'm incapable… Continue reading Fictional Religions I’d Seriously Consider Joining

Life Update, Musing, Personal Story

Stowaways & Coincidences

Like most little kids, I was fascinated by things that had the same name as me. 'Morgan' is one of only a handful of names that can be both male or female as well a surname, so there was no shortage of namesakes for my tiny self to discover. Roads named Morgan were in abundance,… Continue reading Stowaways & Coincidences

Musing, Words

Cliches

It is a bit of an understatement to say that I am a huge English nerd. I love language in general, but English is the one that I can actually speak, which gives it a place of pride in my book. But there's another, less personal reason for my deep and unabiding affection for the… Continue reading Cliches

Advice, Books, Characters, Movies, Musing, Writing

Fictional Real People

A couple months ago, I read The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean. Getting through it took quite a bit of effort, which was disappointing because it's the source material for one of the most interesting films I've ever seen: Adaptation.. I have mentioned Adaptation before, and like all dutiful book-lovers I try to read movie source material… Continue reading Fictional Real People

Life Update, Musing, Personal Story

At Depth

Hello. This is going to be a weird post. It is going to be a weird post because I spent this past weekend getting dive certified, which, when done in the Puget Sound, involves a lot of hauling around heavy things and swimming through really cold water while wearing clothing that doesn't like it when… Continue reading At Depth