I know nothing about starting a community, okay? An influencer I am not. But I do spend an inordinate amount of time reflecting on what makes a community and how we help them flourish. Over the next three weeks, I'll be talking about some reflections I have on what I think is important when cultivating … Continue reading Making A Community: Thinking Small
I'll be honest, I spent all of this glorious day listening to books in a gentle breeze in my backyard. It was as wonderful as it sounds and so I'm playing hookie today. Back next week!
As Pride Month closes, I want to take one more minute to say that we see and love all of you. Something I've been chewing on lately is the difference between saying "all are welcome" and "I have made a place for you, specifically." I see the first one a lot. On social media you'll … Continue reading Ally Is A Verb
People don't like "nice" things. There are a jillion books, movies, songs and even a couple religions about this concept, and it seems like it's a pretty human constant that we're only happy when we know we may not stay happy. We are the reasons we can't have nice things. What can I say! We're … Continue reading Suspensive
I hope everyone had a good Father's Day. It can be a tough day for a lot of people, so I hope it was spent with people you love and who support your emotional health. One of the things my dad taught me how to do is to critique creative things in a manner that … Continue reading Make Editing Fetch
It's the day of the PRIDE Parade in Philadelphia, so what better time for me to wish all celebrants an amazing Pride Day and month! It's also the 50 year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the "genesis" of Pride celebrations via the commencement of the movement for LGBTQ rights, when a police raid against an … Continue reading Happy Pride!
Terribly sorry that I missed a week, and that this post won't be satisfactory either. They really shouldn't put holidays on weekends, and uh...vacations, I guess. I mean who does that? So, bear with me, actual real content to return soon. For your amusement here is a list of things I've done recently: -Recreated dinosaurs … Continue reading Dark & Stormy: Lounging in a Time of Cloud Cover
It's gorgeous outside for the first time in weeks, so this will not be a long post. As far as book three goes, it's inching along. I want to make sure I'm completely satisfied with the story I'm telling, and apparently I've gotten more persnickety, because it's taking forever. Yes. I know. I've had words … Continue reading Screw Beach Ready, I Want Sleep Ready
This post contains spoilers for The Last Jedi and Avengers: Endgame. Please read on at your own risk. No, seriously, not only do I talk about things that happened in these movies, I also will be sharing thoughts that might either make you see things slightly differently and then you'll be sad like me, or you'll think … Continue reading The Real Villain Is Patriarchy
We came back late last night from attending to things for the funeral. It was a lovely service, with full military honors, a 21 gun salute, and a beautiful memorial service featuring his favorite scripture, so many testimonials of how PumPum touched the lives of his community, and great readings. But now I'm exhausted. Please … Continue reading I Have A Rant, But I Took A Nap Instead