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Can't Talk | July 2, 2020

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About Bell, Executive Editor



I'm a gamer and writer with a lot of opinions and a vocabulary that would make a pirate blush. I hold great fondness for dark beer, good books, bad fanfiction, and cats. I lives in the American Southwest with my husband, two children, a dog that won't stay out of the trash can and a cat that likes to sleep on my head.

Posts By Bell

Can’t Talk, All Tied Up After A 3 Week Hiatus

September 24, 2017 |

I am really, really bad at doing things promptly, as the patient and long-suffering contributors to this week’s edition of “All Tied Up” would probably tell you; they wrote these entries three weeks ago and I am just now publishing … Read More

Can’t Talk Podcast Episode 176: Naked with Santa’s Face

December 27, 2016 |

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Episode 24 Revisited: Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens

December 12, 2016 |

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2016 has been a trashfire of a year. We weren’t able to podcast this week, so we reached back into the archives to revisit a very good year through Can’t Talk’s very … Read More

Can’t Talk Podcast 174: It Came From The Whole

November 28, 2016 |

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This week Amelia and Bell talk about the holidays and share the things that have given them joy, small and large, recently; the podcast goes a bit sideways when Bell’s kid’s attitude … Read More

Our Extra Life Gaming Schedule and Donation Information

November 5, 2016 |

Today’s the day! The Can’t Talk team is gaming all day to support Extra Life, and you can help by donating here. All proceeds to to the Children’s Miracle Network to help sick kids and their families.

Here’s … Read More

Why Vaginas Are Like Cats

February 4, 2016 |

I had to go to the store to buy Monostat today. This was annoying for several reasons, including “leaving the house,” “going to the store,” and “having a damn yeast infection.” I was complaining to my friend about all of … Read More

On Knowing When It’s Time

January 29, 2016 | | 9 Comments

Warning: This piece takes you through the last weeks of a cat with cancer, and contains pictures from those weeks. If animal suffering, cancer, death or grief are triggering for you, you should avoid reading this. If you have a … Read More

Fitness Without Numbers

January 5, 2016 |

A couple months ago, my husband handed me a device he’d just gotten in the mail. “It’s a body fat monitor,” he said. “Want to try it?”

I handed it back like it was on fire. “No, I do … Read More

These Are Not New Year’s Resolutions

December 31, 2015 | | 2 Comments

I like to say that I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. I like to say that a lot, because I like to believe that I’m edgy and different and too cool to do the thing that everyone else also says … Read More

Suicide Shaming: Part of the Problem

October 9, 2015 | | One Comment

A few years ago I went to see a new hairdresser. She was halfway through cutting my hair when she started talking about her ex-husband’s suicide.

He was selfish, she said. He did it out of spite. He did it … Read More