All the things

To pick up and start saying, again, “It’s been so long since I wrote…!” would do very little but state the obvious and make me feel sheepish even to be updating again. I spent some time, before writing this, updating the site’s appearance. It had literally not been updated since I set up the site […]

Dear You, Dear Me, Dear November

Dear universe, dear everyone, dear you: No. Don’t fret. Never fear. I am NOT participating in National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) again, and not just because its cute little alias is an unpronounceable garble. First of all, it’s already November 3. Two days ago, on November 1, I told a room full of people that […]

The Last College Confession: Summer, 1997

Well hello there! 2015 has been just a downright terrible year for blogging. But it was to good purpose: the first half of 2015 was pretty much eaten up by completing my long-unfinished, long-dormant college degree. With final grades submitted and an “A+” (they give pluses now?!) in my last class, at this point I […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Give Love Voice

I got my first tattoo when I was 25. In the summer of 1997 I was in a weird place, done with college but not graduated, looking for work, restless. At the time I’m pretty sure I wasn’t all that certain exactly why getting a tattoo appealed to me, but I pawned my high school […]

Light and shadow

The month is winding down. It is Thanksgiving Day, the 28th of November this year, and I am barely to the halfway point of writing about my trip. It has been an incredible year for me, and I can only hope that my sense of gratitude has managed to keep up with it. In the […]

Granted

Earlier this summer, I went back to the University of Maryland at College Park to talk with an English department advisor about finally finishing my degree. (You may remember I had a fit of nostalgia at the time.) And in the spring I’d talked to someone in the College of Arts and Humanities. This weekend […]

Gratitude

I have been home from my dream trip for four days now, and I want – need – to write about it. But it is so difficult to figure out where to begin. I am grateful for the support of my family and friends as I went on this journey. People who supported me at […]