I mislike the term “branding” applied to people. Businesses? Sure, let’s talk branding. But people? Your personal branding? It sounds like we’re all cows awaiting a burning mark. (I’m not down with that, either.) Anyway…I’ve had a lot of irons in the fire lately, and I don’t see that changing. However, I’ve been trying to… Continue reading Eggs and Baskets (This is Home)
As most of y’all know, my grandfather died in late January (we were very close). Two and a half weeks later, my longtime closest friend abruptly terminated our friendship and all contact (it wasn’t as sudden for them as it felt to me, but that’s not my story to tell and, frankly, I don’t fully… Continue reading Healing, aka The Life You Have
Should you marry someone of a different faith? That depends on the faith and on who you ask…
“Your voice, your hopes, your dreams will define our American destiny…” –45 Our American destiny. This phrase, echoed by the RNC, explains a lot about the GOP and its actions — as well as inaction — of late. The Republican Party is the only force right now that could actually apply the brakes to some… Continue reading Mandate of Where?
(Loki’s story has been heavy on my mind lately because my 13-year-old Shih Tzu may push me into a very difficult decision within the next week or two. I’m 34 and I’ve never had to decide if it was “time” for a beloved pet to leave. It would hardly be the first time I couldn’t… Continue reading Loki’s Story: Beginnings in Endings, Holding On and Letting Go
What are you up to these days, Mel? You sure aren’t writing much. Au contraire, mes amis…I have so many projects (writing and otherwise) in the works right now that I’m finding it difficult to post as often as I’d like to for this blog. Works-in-progress at this time (not a complete list): -My second… Continue reading These Days
“All I want is a little candle/book/soap/oils/Tarot shop of my own in a small, liberal, chatty, nature-y town somewhere scenic. #dreams” That was me the other day, casual thoughts spilling over into Twitter conversations as per usual (seriously, if there were a job calling for a professional rambler, I’d be one of the most successful… Continue reading A Dream of Welcome