How My Insomnia Lead to Improvised Cross-Stitch

I’m in the middle of a course of sleep therapy and it’s affecting everything, even my creative projects. I decided early in August that I wanted to make a cross-stitch sampler of sayings to help me remember important insights I’ve had about my writing process, so I got out my embroidery hoop, canvas, and floss. I made an effort to find graph paper with much smaller squares than normal, so I could chart my designs, because cross-stitching mottos requires planning. But does it?

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My Plan For Blogging While Sleep-Deprived

You may have noticed a lack of posts this summer. My admittedly erratic schedule became non-existent for a while, and this is why: sleep. Or rather, lack of it. Back in the spring, my insomnia got out of control. I was miserable; constantly exhausted, and yet unable to sleep. So I contacted a local sleep specialist and signed up for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia.

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Prancing Pony Podcast Season 5: Summary Graphs and Stats

Oddly enough, the word to describe the pop culture references made by Alan Sisto and Shawn Marchese during Season 5 … More Prancing Pony Podcast Season 5: Summary Graphs and Stats

Prancing Pony Podcast S. 3-5 Stats: All The Data (For the Curious)

For those so inclined, I present here all the pop culture references I’ve collected for Seasons 3 through 5 of … More Prancing Pony Podcast S. 3-5 Stats: All The Data (For the Curious)

PPP Statistics Behind-The-Scenes: How I Collect The Data

I’ll be the first to admit my data collection of pop culture references made by Alan Sisto and Shawn Marchese during The Prancing Pony Podcast episodes is not perfect. I have rules about what I do and don’t record, limitations that generate errors, and the usual challenge of being human. Below, I lay out the sources of error for those wondering why a reference they were sure got made didn’t wind up on my charts somewhere.

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