Tuesday #column: As the State takes a two-year old daughter from her parents due to maltreatment, I am concerned with a two-pronged worry: Who owns the care of a child? And if the government does, why do they not care for them all? #svpol #childcare
A Fair-Weather Guardian:
Tuesday #column: That moment when you read about the #GenderPayGap among #engineers, and you begin to suspect that whatever journalist wrote the piece haven't got a single clue as to what an engineer actually does. #JournalismFail #GenderEquality
Mayonnaise and Cake Frosting:
"Now is just a state of mine.
Something to help you pass the time."
"No story today is more important than being able to write another story tomorrow."
Excerpt from my current #writing project. Coming in after a 450 word rant from a near-future news editor.
Tuesday #column: How the once #IndependentNews media in this country is slowly drifting back towards the #PartisanPress of yesteryear, as illustrated by one of our major publications willingly being used as a springboard for fresh political talent. #writingt #politics #journalism
Partisan Publicists Rising:
I just got my #fairphone2 and I wonder if it's going to live up to my expectations...
The EU parliament voted through the dreaded #CopyrightDirective for the third and final time this week. This is what I had to say while the chips were technically still up in the air. And there is absolutely fuck all to add. #article11 #article13 #writing
Babies and Bathwater:
Help! Could you good folks give me some words indicative of angrily and forcefully saying something? Something a little less than yelling or shouting Kinda like a growl or a hiss, but a little less feral.
Sometimes, especially in the middle of a long-form project, I miss writing the little things.
Like this: A little story about a self-important diety that realises its mistake after creating life. Written almost completely as dialogue.
A Tragic Little Accident:
The Terrorism Stigmata:
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