Welcome

Welcome to Letters I Haven’t Written Yet. On this site you’ll find some examples of my writing. Whether I’m ranting about a particular subject or writing fiction, I feel like every written work we create, whether it is shared or not, is a letter to someone or something, with a message that comes from deep within. I hope to make this site into a collection of these letters, looking into the past and into the future, both in real and imaginary worlds, on whichever path I choose.

What’s new

I’ve updated my rambling on Intermittent Fasting with some week 1 observations. Check the rants section for an update!

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A new year, a new rant! While there is still a lot to rant about in this world, I thought I’d start the ranting this year looking inward instead of yelling at the clouds. And this year, like so many of us, every year, I plan to look at weight loss. In 2012, I stopped smoking, which was amazing, since I was an absolute addict, a total chain smoker. So yay me! Honestly though, it sucked. I loved smoking. I know they’re cancer sticks and the devil and all that, but I fucking loved smoking. One, because I honestly loved the taste, and two, and this is something I realised only after I stopped, it kept me from over eating. And now, 7 years later and all the yo-yo dieting you can think of, I’m moving towards something different. I’m going to try intermittent fasting – a week for starters, and chronicle how it goes. I figure it’s the best way to keep me accountable … right? Right? Well maybe. Let’s see.  (Photo credit: health24.com)

There’s been a lot of talk these days about the need for diverse voices in the arts. The latest argument is around publishing, where certain authors have felt that diversity in publishing is actually accepting sub-par work, and that diverse voices are really not needed. Which, if you are one of those diverse voices such as I am, you know it’s a load of shit. In the rants sections, I’ve talked about my own issues with diversity in the writing world – as someone unknown and unpublished, just trying to be heard. Some interesting articles about the subject are also included.  (Image credit: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224621)

In today’s world, we are faced with the triumph of mediocrity. We expected that with the health, educational and human rights success we have had in recent history, that we would live in a meritocratic society. However, we all have to admit to ourselves, it is one that is falsely so. Instead, we are witnessing the harnessing of power of the Mediocre Man. As women (and smart, intelligent and hardworking men) we need to make this time the “Last Stand” of the Mediocre Man. In my latest post in the rant section, I outline how I think this can be done, in an article I call: “What would a Mediocre Man do?”