Getting Political

I’m getting political today. I mean, more so than I have in the past. This week’s news from the U.S. Supreme Court has been infuriating, disheartening, and downright scary for women, people of color, and the LGBTQIA community. I have one simple request for people who read my blog: Participate in the election and governing... Continue Reading →

Reality vs. Creativity

I’m stepping onto my soapbox. You’ve been warned. This year has been a hard one for creative people. Throughout 2017, articles about self-care, balancing creative work with activism, and tips on refilling the creative well filled my social media feeds. Many of these posts offered good advice on dealing with my rage and sorrow for... Continue Reading →

When Is the Time Right?

Warning: This post will meander through many topics, but all are loosely related. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about time. And energy. And the best use of both. These topics first came up when considering my writing schedule. In the past several months, I haven’t used my writing time to keep my blog updated.... Continue Reading →

Searching for Words

Since the results of the Presidential election were announced, a lot of writers and artists have blogged or used social media to talk about their struggles to find the energy needed for creativity. One of the most eloquent—and profane—takes on this feeling comes from the ever-amazing Chuck Wendig, who explains at length about why being... Continue Reading →

The Coming Assault on America

Visitors to my social media accounts may not believe this, but I have pulled my punches and softened my wording since the Presidential election. Yes, I have been outspoken about the qualifications of the President-elect and his proposed Cabinet. I have also expressed my opposition to cuts and changes that the incoming administration officials indicated... Continue Reading →

I’m Not Wearing It for You

In the wake of this year’s Presidential election, a number of people have circulated a plan to wear safety pins on a jacket or shirt. The idea is to show that the wearer doesn’t support bigotry, racism, homophobia, misogyny, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigrant rhetoric, violence, or policies. It also announces a willingness to intervene if a... Continue Reading →

I Will Not Toe Your Line

Within 24 hours of the election, my social media feeds were filled with the crowing, chest-thumping, self-righteous rants of conservatives telling liberals that we need to “shut up and fall in line behind our President-elect.” Obviously, that hypocrisy angered me, but I also expected it. What really pissed me off was seeing my fellow liberal/progressive/left-of-center... Continue Reading →

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