Chad Grayson


The other day, my BFF Nick and I were talking about writing and, specifically characters. And somehow, we got on the topic of strong characters., and it made me think about what makes a strong character, how you tell if you’ve written one, and how you might go about defining that for yourself.  This led me to think about strength in general, and what made up a strong person in […]

How to get things done when your brain is an asshole

              Getting things done has always been a struggle for me. I have pretty intense adhd and keeping up with things has been difficult. I spent years trying to write books and not being able to, years trying to keep up with housework and home improvement products and getting halfway through and just … not finishing. My life was chaos.               But somewhere in the last three years or so, […]

3 Things that are making me happy right now

It has been a rough couple of weeks. I was exposed to Covid and ended up in quarantine (yes, again) so I had to stay in my house for a week. At this point, I am used to it. But instead of harping on that fact, I thought I’d focus on something positive. The things I have been enjoying in quarantine (and out) that have gotten me through the last […]


              I got sick of looking at myself and decided to get serious about doing something about my weight, so I joined Noom. Because I am pre-diabetic, it was even covered by my insurance. Well, it’s been a week, and it wasn’t exactly easy, but it feels doable. I have even lost 5.5 pounds. I know it’s not healthy to continue losing at that pace, but it was nice to […]

Taking stock at 49

              Today was my 49th birthday. There were times, over the years, when I didn’t think I would make it to this age. I couldn’t imagine getting here without having killed myself. But I am here, and I am happy, and this provides a convenient moment to take stock.               My relationships with my family members have never been better. I have no secrets form them, not anymore. I am […]

My Favorite TV Shows of 2021

I’ve been keeping track of my books read since 2006. But last year was the first year I started keeping track of the TV series I’ve watched. I wanted to have a list to refresh my memory at the end of the year, as well as pick my favorites. Last year, I watched 78 complete Seasons of shows. These are my five favorites. 5. Wellington Paranormal Seasons 1-2 (The CW, […]
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