Actual recipe! Chocolate-Date Pie.

Greetings! I’ve been half-awake for most of the morning, but I’ve still managed to teach some lessons, correct some homework, and do some cooking. As the cooking was actually successful, I thought I would include a recipe here, more so because the creation I speak of actually did not come from someone else’s recipe, and instead came from the depths of my fevered, chocolate-craving mind: CHOCOLATE DATE … Continue reading Actual recipe! Chocolate-Date Pie.

Vegan Stuff!

Greetings, friends. I’m off to the shower in a moment, but I thought I’d share the fact that I’ve compiled a page of links and resources for anyone interested in vegan stuff or plant-based eating. It is, creatively, entitled, “Vegan Stuff,” and you can find it either in the top site menu or right here: VEGAN STUFF <–Here. Check it out, peruse, consider, and feel free … Continue reading Vegan Stuff!

In which I make vegan Doritos and a Smoothie of Amazingness (ooh)

Given that there was nothing left in my vegetable crisper but kale and purple cabbage, I thought today might be a good day to actually leave my apartment and go to the grocery store. I trudged through the obnoxious Chicago cold (which isn’t even all that cold by Chicago standards) and packed my shopping basket full of veggies and vegan goodies, then trekked back with my … Continue reading In which I make vegan Doritos and a Smoothie of Amazingness (ooh)

Pizza pizza.

There’s a staff meeting at work tomorrow, and that means pizza (because when you’re an exhausted, hungry teacher who’s been changing dirty diapers all day and now has to stay at work even longer for a staff meeting, you need some damn pizza). So, naturally, I had to make some pizza of my own to bring along, because sitting in a room full of people who … Continue reading Pizza pizza.

Chicago Pride Parade, 2015

2015pride_01Today was my first Pride Parade in nine or ten years, and while I’m a fan of crowds in the same way the Wicked Witch of the West is a fan of Dasani, I’m glad I persuaded myself to go. Knowing that there are LGBTQ supporters out there is one thing, but actually being surrounded by a giant cheering mass of them is something else entirely. The energy of the crowd was fantastic, and seeing so many groups and organizations coming out in support of LGBTQ people was wonderful and actually rather moving. I may have had to blink away tears a few times, primarily because I’m a big ole mushy pile of sentimental mush. <3 Continue reading “Chicago Pride Parade, 2015”

Thoughts on Star Trek: The Original Series

So, as I mentioned before, I’ve recently been working my way through Star Trek: The Original Series, which despite my all-around nerdiness and love of sci-fi, I’d somehow never seen before.

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I know. Madness.

I’ve been very much enjoying the series (when not raging about its hilariously awful treatment of women), and have been compiling my thoughts and reactions while working my way from episode to episode. I offer them to you now, because otherwise, I have no idea what to post about.

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Let’s boldly go…to my random comments on a classic science fiction series full of bad props, hilarious overacting, and rampant sexism. ENGAGE!

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Cheap fungus! Spread the word!

In honor of Pride Month, I’m pleased to announce that my first novel, Talking About Fungus, is now available for only 99 cents in Amazon’s Kindle Store! Talking About Fungus [Kindle Version] $0.99 __________________________________________________________ Talking About Fungus by T.J. Baer Jamie knows by now that breaking up with a guy is not the end of the world. After taking a few deep breaths and giving a pair … Continue reading Cheap fungus! Spread the word!

Tath Matherhorse and the Gentle Kiss of the Wind

Horror of horrors, I just came across the original version of my fantasy novel, penned when I was around fifteen. Sadly, my fifteen-year-old self thought that good writing meant cramming as many adjectives as possible into a single sentence, and likewise thought it was a brilliant idea to name a character “Tath Matherhorse.” Actual lines from the story: A soothing darkness had fallen over the camp, … Continue reading Tath Matherhorse and the Gentle Kiss of the Wind

New: Not A Love Story

Greetings, friends. Now that the holiday madness and accompanying food coma have subsided, I’ve returned to post about my latest short story ebook release, on the off chance that anyone is actually reading this sad, neglected little blog. <3 ________________________________________ Not A Love Story by T.J. Baer Devastated over his latest break-up, Jason hides out in his apartment while the take-out boxes and empty bags … Continue reading New: Not A Love Story

FGJ at Rainbow Reviews

For any interested parties, you can read a review of my book, Following Grandpa Jess, over at Rainbow Reviews:  http://www.rainbowbookreviews.com/book-reviews/following-grandpa-jess-by-tj-baer-at-bold-strokes-books A quote from the review, which was written by Lena Grey: “A big part of the appeal of this book is its down-to-earth approach to family life. The writing is excellent and engaging without being sappy or over-the top. There aren’t any gigantic, earth-shattering events, but … Continue reading FGJ at Rainbow Reviews