It started with a song. With many songs, luring us away from our quotidian world and into some sort of liminal space, some sort of dangerous borderlands, a place it's easy to get lost in. There have been so songs. So many beginnings, and so many endings. Each one is a different lifetime, a different … Continue reading Know she breaks my siren
I've been thinking about someone I knew years ago, who - like me - was a writer. And I've been thinking about how she quit her job one day, and packed up her car and drove halfway to a new place, a place she thought she could really put her all into writing and perhaps … Continue reading Inspiration is Bullshit
"When a boy changes his life, it's called an adventure. When a girl does the same, it's only a fairy tale." - Emma Donoghue I recently listened to Emma Donoghue speak through Denver's Pen & Podium series, and she's lovely. And her books are dark twisted places that always manage to surprise me in various ways, which … Continue reading There’s life in a fairy tale
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.