Sinistral

Every month at my church, my friend Laura and I host a “Sharing Our Stories” evening with a new theme each month, which we attempt – with varying levels of success – to bring to bear on the issue of Reproductive Justice. We met on on Friday, the 20th this month, just last night. The […]

This Year

MY BRAIN: Come on! It’s the 10th of February, we should start working on our annual Valentine’s Day post! MY HEART: I don’t wanna. MY BRAIN: Oh come on. This is a tradition, now. MY HEART: No one cares. MY BRAIN: Now you’re just being purposefully defeatist. You have been doing this since 2008, you […]

The blessing of a stranger

It didn’t take me long, once I moved to Silver Spring, to settle into a new morning walk routine. I change it up once in a while, but I tend to head into downtown more or less via the Whole Foods, then walk over to the Cameron/Spring St. garage, where I run/walk up the ramps, […]

The Year in Selfies

On January 7, 2014 I went ahead and posted a selfie as part of the “#365feministselfie” project. I hadn’t started on the first. I knew I wouldn’t do it every day. But the more I thought about it the more I thought I’d like to give it a try. Veronica Arreola kicked it off on […]

Jingle bell cat

It’s been an appallingly long time since I updated the blog. Sure, I moved. Sure, I had a semester of work to finish. Sure, the holidays. Sure…hey, I guess that’s why I haven’t updated. Today my friend Laura and I were asked to share reflections on the theme of “bells” – she shared hers on […]

What do I have to do?

Hilo, on the windward side of Hawai’i, is “the third wettest designated city in the United States” according to Wikipedia. Hilo overlooks Hilo Bay, situated between the flanks of Mauna Loa, an active volcano, and Mauna Kea, a dormant one. Two years ago, the day we visited Hilo certainly comprised the wettest day of our […]

Hello I must be going

Last night, Friday night, I was tired. It had been a long week. Work’s busy, I had my mid-term exam in Spanish, I have some friends going through rough times I can’t actually help with, the move draws ever closer. So I was tired, and I wanted to go home, and chill out, and do […]

Dear Dad

September 20, 2014 Dear Dad – Can you believe it’s been five years? Yeah, me either! I can’t believe it’s been five years since we lost you. I can’t believe it’s been five years of blog posts and I haven’t once resorted to an epistolary model…until now. A lot has gone on in the last […]

Tone Deaf and Colorblind

I can’t remember when I learned my father was colorblind. I do remember my tiny mind being blown. “Wait, so what DO you see?” I asked, struggling to understand. “Mostly grayish things…I can see bright colors, like that yellow there…” and he’d point. “But, like, what does the SKY look like?” “Mostly gray.” My mind […]