Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

Can't Talk | October 1, 2020

Scroll to top

Top

Theme Week

All the posts for our theme weeks here at Can’t Talk.

Happy Valentine’s Day

February 21, 2017 | | One Comment

Please welcome back guest writer extraordinaire CenterlineAP for a beautiful piece on Valentine’s Day.

Today is my favorite holiday.

I am one of those few people who loves Valentine’s Day. I always have and so has my mother. When … Read More

Facing the Music

January 28, 2017 |

Sometimes, doing the things you enjoy takes a lot of work.

I used to think that hobbies were simple things that required little effort, something you could do without thinking to pass the time. As a kid, the word … Read More

Why Gaming Is An Excellent Hobby

January 27, 2017 | | One Comment

Alternate Title: Why my therapist is mostly a genius but not this time.

Me: “I feel so out of control of so many things in my life. I feel powerless and frustrated and stymied. I can’t get anything done that … Read More

What the Fuck are my Hobbies?

January 26, 2017 |

I really, really wanted to write a tribute to gaming for this article, but a little part of my brain kept bothering me every time I tried. “Kirstin,” it said. “You’re a writer. Write about writing.”

Fine, brain, I’ll … Read More

Hobbies Lost and Gained

January 25, 2017 |

Hobbies are something that, of late, I haven’t had a whole lot of time for; many of my hobbies I’ve completely dropped because I just can’t commit the time any more. This is a shame, because many of my hobbies … Read More

My Brand Is Despair Books

December 24, 2016 |

Hello darkness, my old friend.

Anyone who follows me on Twitter or Goodreads knows my real book brand is despair and gross sobbing.

So here are the top books I read this year that made it really difficult to get … Read More

All Of It

December 23, 2016 | | One Comment

We keep talking about how hard this year has been, and it has been—for personal reasons and for world-breaking fascist regime sort of reasons. Those reasons are real, for each of us, and we have every reason to be tired … Read More

It Was a Very Strange Year

December 22, 2016 |

Normally when I write my end of year reviews, I go over the movies I’ve watched and rate the five or 10 best, make Academy Award predictions, and discuss the films that have been announced that I am most looking … Read More

Do-It-Yourself Holiday Letter

December 21, 2016 |

Please welcome back CenterlineAP for a light-hearted holiday letter idea.

As an introvert in a family of extroverts who expect at the very least holiday correspondence from their ghost of a sister/daughter/cousin. I struggle with this, so this is my attempt … Read More

Sometimes I Read Happy Books, OK

December 20, 2016 |

I read a lot of books this year (116 and counting).

There was a good mix of literary and genre fiction—though much of it ranged from sad to outright snot-busters.

Still, some of it was sweet or even hopeful. So … Read More