Writing as Therapy

I care too much. My husband tells me that. He’s not wrong. It makes me sound so altruistic and holier than though but that’s honestly not how I mean it.  Yes, I care about the lives of people I’ve never met and it hurts when I know people are being mistreated, especially in the country...

Love, Community and Pride

This blog post of mine is going to be a little different. I’m not going to get political or smart-mouthed or probably even be funny. Hopefully, I won’t offend anyone because, in my opinion, there won’t be anything here that is even remotely offensive. It’s all about love. An open letter to all of my...

Bernt Out

I need to talk about something that recently came to my attention. It’s the text of an essay written in 1972 by Bernie Sanders in the Vermont Freeman, an alternative newspaper.  I think it is beyond important to note the following things when reading the entirety of this essay: — This essay was published in...

Kirk, the Jerk

I remember when I was back in middle school, there were three very real constants in my life: 1. The Price is Right will cure any illness. 2. I will eventually marry Jordan Knight from New Kids on the Block. 3. Mike Seaver from Growing Pains was adorable and dreamy. Sadly, none of those things...

I’m With Her

I’ve seen a lot of posts lately: on Facebook, on my Twitter feed, just about everywhere. I’ve seen a lot of people very upset about the results of the Democratic Primary and I truly feel for anyone invested in a candidate with real merit that doesn’t win their election. That happened to my candidate 8...

My Truth

My anxiety has been worse lately. I’m not exactly sure why. My husband thinks it could be just a release of emotion. He says that because I’ve been operating in “emergency mode” for a while now that my brain was basically just shutting shit off. And now that things are returning to a bit of...

God Doesn’t Make Mistakes

I’d like to talk for just a minute to my religious and faithful brethren out there. No matter who you pray to or what God you worship — I’m not trying to single any faith out here.  There’s a statement, an idea, that I’ve heard all of my life and I’m hearing it being thrown...

Tough Love Week — Native Americans

I’m feeling really sick today but I wanted to try something that I call Tough Love week, where each day I broach a topic that affects me personally that I may have been avoiding a little bit, as to not piss off people close to me (or in my vicinity). Or at least that’s the...

Faux Paso Doble (it’s clever if you know ballroom dancing)

Hey, remember back in 2009 when a reporter from Wonderland magazine asked Megan Fox to talk about director Michael Bay and after dabbling in a few Napoleon insults, she instead compared the director to Hitler? Remember when the world collectively told her to shut the fuck up and have some goddamn decency and then she...

Life

Life almost never goes your way. There are people that will tell you that’s not true and those people are either naive, stupid or use the word “blessed” too often. Now there isn’t anything wrong with people who focus on the positives in life, other than we all want to strangle them most of the...