Showing posts from June, 2023

I'm so Synodal

The Church asks for our participation in the synod on synodality for synodal synodalness. Seeing as I'm now on summer vacation, and have hours to kill... in the words of beloved Susan of the parish council, "bless and amem." You got it. Looks about right. Dear parish community. Here are good reasons to read the IL: Sincerely, D. Millette A nice fire for S'mores. Groups of people love S'mores. I'd say this is accurate. Make sin okay Chase trads away Boomers infringe Now everything's cringe

Some Things I've Learned from Self Publishing Novels

Here is an evergreen list of a few things I’ve learned about self-publishing. By the way…there’ll be more books coming out later this fall! -         When plotting a story, really nail down the 5 milestones.       -           The M.C. must be active. Readers hate passivity. -           The M.C. should have some personal issues/struggles to deal with. -           Always have a punchable villain. Even if the villain is a concept or a horrible disaster. -           Write it all out. As quickly as possible. Your brain’s storytelling, when let loose, is far superior if allowed to go with the flow. Only edit after you are finished. The first time I started a novel I made the mistake of editing all my previous day’s work the next morning. Disaster! I essentially had to go back and re-write that first part. The brain’s natural flow is best. -           The writer must be disciplined. Treat it like a hobby, and it will pay as a hobby. -           Show - don’t tell - when writing. Th

That didn't age well

Let's see how this has aged.  Remember Covid-19? That's an honest question. I forget about it for months at a time now. But back in the day, it was everything. Actually, getting every man, woman, and child vaccinated was everything. Job firings. Denial of medical care. Can't buy basic items at stores. At one point a poll revealed some truly disgusting results . 27% of Canadians wanted me, or people like me, jailed. 37% said I should be denied medical care. 44% said I should be banned from engaging in public activities. How did this age? Since March 2020, I have not missed a single day of work because of Covid-19 . Be it from myself or to care for a family member. NOT ONE! Let's just say the same can't be said of the vaccinated around me. Not by a long shot. And this doesn't even bring up the many days missed because of the...shot. Photo taken from Engage Ottawa

Subs needed, cause I'm cool, bruh...

I need some subs, bruh. Don't be cringe and just smash the button. Skill issue much? Cries aggressively. I imagine that's what I sound like with what I'm about to say. That is, I ask/encourage you to do something for me...  Go to my YouTube channel and SUBSCRIBE to it. That's right, I'm now a teenage YouTuber who gauges success in life by likes, subs, and number of comments. Not really. Well, not at all, actually. But it would be helpful to me. Some recent offerings: Creating a log bench with the boys: The ultimate brother-takes-down-brother video: CLICK HERE Cuteness overload: CLICK HERE Checking in on two amazing churches: Fun trip videos:  And so much more. Cooking, cuteness, bushcraft, exploring... lots of topics. Sound good? JUST CLICK HERE to subscribe. Thanks, bruh...