Month: December 2020

  • Looking back on 2020, looking ahead to 2021

    Looking back on 2020, looking ahead to 2021

    If you can’t tell, that picture is fake. My teeth aren’t that white, or that straight. My skin is not that flawless. Oh, and as if anyone is celebrating New Year’s Eve in a massive crowd this year. Yeah, that isn’t happening. At least IT BETTER NOT BE HAPPENING. (Looking at you. Yes you. You […]

  • Thoughts and advice for aspiring writers on pitching, waiting, and rejection

    Thoughts and advice for aspiring writers on pitching, waiting, and rejection

    One of the questions I get asked the most by people who want to write for a living is “how do I pitch?” Folks simply don’t know how to communicate to a newspaper or website that they would like to write for them. When I first stared writing, this was one of my biggest obstacles. […]

  • Skylar Baker-Jordan interviewed by Democratically and the LaFollette Press

    Skylar Baker-Jordan interviewed by Democratically and the LaFollette Press

    Last weekend, I was a guest on Karin Robinson‘s Democratically podcast. I have done Karin’s show several times this year, and it is always a delight to speak with her. This was, however, my favourite appearance. We had a thoughtful conversation about Joe Biden’s cabinet nominees, the changing political landscape of the South, and how […]

  • On writing, and going forward into 2021

    On writing, and going forward into 2021

    This is the first in what will hopefully be a series of personal blogs, reflecting on, well, whatever the hell I want to reflect on. A lot will no doubt be on politics, though I plan to migrate most of that writing to Medium where it can pick up more traffic and make a little […]

  • A brief tribute to Dame Barbara Windsor

    A brief tribute to Dame Barbara Windsor

    Barbara never ran away from her roots. She was unashamedly working-class. Brash and bubbly and occasionally bawdy (she once told Larry Lamb “we’re all the same size lying down” and asked Boris Johnson for a kiss), she was friends with the Kray twins and married a man decades her junior. Sod what anyone thought, from where I stand she always seemed to live life on her own terms, right up until the end.