I didn't always know what Juneteenth was - that was not taught when we learned about the Civil War. I was, sadly, an adult when I first learned about Juneteenth. For those who still aren't sure what it is, here's a brief explanation from History.com about how Juneteenth came about. As a follow up, here's … Continue reading Juneteenth
"...there are bad dreams for those who sleep unwisely." - Bram Stoker This line, from Chapter 3 of Stoker's Dracula, is the part of the novel (also seen in the 1992 movie) where Dracula warns Jonathan Harker not to fall asleep in any other rooms of the castle but the ones he has been given. … Continue reading Unwise Sleeper
I've lived in Colorado for a long time, and for much of that time, condensation on glasses wasn't something that necessarily happened all the time. That requires humidity. And as anyone who lives in a humid state knows, a glass of ice water will quickly begin to rain water droplets down its side when exposed … Continue reading Condensation
The botanic garden in Denver has a stunning display of Irises...click on the title of this entry to see them.
Natural sundial? This horseshoe crab got stranded on a beach. May is their spawning season. Sometimes as the tide goes out, the horseshoe crabs get stranded. If they got turned over on their back, they're often too weak to flip back over and scurry back into the water. Spawning is tiring work. Don't worry - … Continue reading Circle of life
I've been reading a lot about women's history - lesbians, flappers, the odd renegade - including romantic friendships, which were a trend in centuries past when gender was binary in a way that we are slowly evolving out of today. A romantic friendship prior to the late 1800s was usually a relationship between two young … Continue reading The return of the romantic friendship?
Like most communities, we run a spectrum. Some of us come out. It's timed, planned, rehearsed. Maybe it's even spontaneous, but we've been practicing it in our heads for a while. Some of us don't come out so much as we just finally explode. It's not a planned conversation so much as it's you sitting … Continue reading Out.
I've known this internally for a while, and was massively stressing out about how and where and when to say it, but it was only fairly recently that I finally burst and finally just said it - I'm asexual. More specifically, a panromantic asexual, and even more specifically, a panromantic asexual who lingers near the … Continue reading The thing that took me 40 years to say out loud
A lot of people believe they know how to do research, but what they're actually doing is engaging in confirmation bias.
I write because I have to keep talking to you. Because I want to meet you again - out of time, out of memory.I want to be surprised by you again, to be drawn into your story.I want to be curious about you again.I want to hear you, and feel heard.I want to unravel you, … Continue reading I write so that we can meet again