Clinging to My Geekdom to Guide Me Through Grief

Last week, a friend posted this question on Facebook: “So which fictional TV or movie mom would you choose to be your mom? This is in no way meant to disrespect your real mom. Just a little fun in the morning.”

My response: “Sarah Connors ( Terminator), Joyce Summers ( Buffy), or Mrs. Weasley.” Little did I suspect that I would soon be channeling these women as I shape the next…