Dood, New Holiday (Sweeet)

This is what happens to Samhain candles when the weather is scarier than the Spirits so they all just hunker down in your dining room for the night. Not shown are the bananas. I always leave bananas out for the visiting Spirits on Samhain. Think about it. After a long trip through the veil between…

The Gratitude Vote

Vote.  Vote.  Vote. I can’t say it enough. Early voting opened today in Mercyburg. There are 36 other states (and D.C.) which offer early voting. Do it early if you can. Do it absentee if you must. But please do it.  Please vote. Especially if you are a Woman. Double-especially if you are a Woman…

The Yep Files

Blessed trolls. Imagine the Internet without them. Over the weekend I was trolled for The Nope Files. Said troll wants to know why there are no Yep Files. Or am I just here to make myself sound better than people who are brave enough to put themselves out there? The first part is a fair…

The Nope Files–Weekend Edition

All curated from Pinterest. All pretty and well-meaning but all bullshit time-and-life wasters. *** Nope. Strength grows during rest. When you keep going anyway you build endurance. ***   Nope on all counts. Great is completely dependent upon comparison. If you want to be greater, stop the comparison. Notice how great, greater, greatest becomes irrelevant…

Show Me The Alternative

Is anyone else rethinking the language used in the wellness world lately? All the stuff we say to each other and ourselves to reinforce our failure(s)? Specifically, the challenge to define how we show up in the world? I’m hearing this everywhere. I had the misfortune of receiving it as a journal prompt over the…

Bad Poetry, Good Therapy

My friend Kristen was anxious for me to see a play with her last weekend, particularly because one of the characters specializes in bad poetry. I say specializes because her bad poetry is deliberate. As in not because she can’t write it any better; she can. She can write good poetry. But there is pleasure…

The Nope Files–We’re Going To Need A Bigger Cabinet Soon

What value does Pinterest hold for normal people? Inspiration? Education? Validation? All it does for me is generate more material for the Nope Files. I used to have a troll who followed my blog and criticized me for how much time she surmised I spent online based upon how many items I curated from the…

Nope Files Are The Nopiest

Here’s another Pinterest find which went straight to the Nope Files: I think I lurched forward to scream NO at this so vehemently my ass may have caught some air off my office chair. This is another one of those darling little internet cupcakes that seems well-intentioned but simply isn’t true or healthy. You heard…

The Nanette Phenomenon

Okay, we need to talk about Nanette. No, maybe we don’t. Maybe I just need to talk about it. A little. I’ve watched it twice. The first time I was stunned silent. Awestruck, really. I watched it Saturday; took all of Sunday to process it, including lost sleep time Sunday night. Then on Monday morning…

Gay Church; An Ecumenical Review

So I’m still doing this photo mash-up thing. I don’t really have an explanation for it. I’ve been trying all week to write about gay church. I finally made it last Sunday. You may remember my first attempt was a fail; got lost with a dead phone. This time I caught a carpool. Arrived intact…

So Proudly We Hailed

The Book of Mercy (day planner) said “Try to write something” today.  I am trying. Sometimes all the original content we’ve got available to us is our secrets. I’m processing so hard. So hard. You wouldn’t believe my dreams. Feeling it all is dangerous, which is why mental and emotional health is so critical. Feeling…