No Pressure

But since I can’t there’s no pressure to decide which one to make. First time a can’t is also a win. Rock on. — Mercy

Night-Blooming Roses

Let me love you. With a pillow fort. Two blankets. Too big for the bed. Just enough light to skim your imagination. But not so much you can’t fall asleep. You’ll doze and wake and each time you do you’ll hear the traffic and be grateful none of it is you. You’ll know the full…

Shut Up And Cut

A blogger I like just published a post called Work Like You’re Driving. Work like you’re driving. Single-tasking. A single task at a time. As if what you’re doing is vitally important. Critically important. Which tasks are critically important? Heart surgery = single task. Brain surgery = single task. Landing an airplane = single task….

Harbinger Of An Unknown Conclusion

Look what I found while running today. It was right outside the gate to my property. Spotted it upon my return. Must have missed it on my first pass. I assume it was once a hawk. That’s just a guess though. We also have an eagle sanctuary nearby. There were no other bones around (and…

Social Pervert

Wow. I kicked a hornet’s next yesterday when I dared to suggest going vegan made me more open-minded about food. Someone called bullshit. Or rather, someone screamed bullshit. When I explained the comment I was confronted with explosive rage. It’s been almost two years and this is the first time anyone has lost their shit…

Resurrection Monday

I’ve been doing some blog maintenance the last few weeks. While I was tidying up I found a whole bunch of these I forgot: For a while I was scheduling these to publish every Friday and then I got distracted by something else and forgot. I found them yesterday and decided to resume Friday publications….

Weed Wellness

The season changed in Mercyburg this weekend. A violent thunderstorm with tornadoes marked the end of the previous season and the beginning of the next, which is tornado season. Mercyburg exists within the weather vortex known as Tornado Alley. The season everyone else associates with bunnies and planting is not storybook idyllic here. But there…

The Gender Most Free

When I first began to understand gender fluidity and gender neutrality I worried more than I learned. I worried about how to adjust my speech and assumptions. I wanted to get it right, or at least not get it wrong. I wanted to be respectful and inclusive but not make a big deal. I worried…

Retiring The Blade

I have not ceased blogging. See? I’m doing it right now. I have another speaking gig coming up. Just like last time, as soon as I committed to a date to speak all creative juice got diverted to my speech. But I’ve got the bulk of the speech outlined now. I have the rest of…

A Strange and Magical Fact

From Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom, by John O’Donohue “It is a strange and magical fact to be here, walking around in a body, to have a whole world within you and a world at your fingertips outside you. It is an immense privilege, and it is incredible that humans manage to forget…

Romancing The Rebellion

Let me love you. As I love a flower who has opted not to fully open. A flower who says No or Enough. Even though she was born a flower and is therefore assumed to have one job; to open for our gazing and handling and sniffing. For the gleaning of bees and butterflies. This…