Let me disturb you today.
A humble poetry offering. Because love.
Today I want (and perhaps need) to talk a bit about friendship. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "I do not wish to treat friendships daintily, but with roughest courage. When they are real, they are not glass threads or frost-work, but the solidest thing we know."He was right. If you have to walk on eggshells around … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: January 25, 2021
In two days, Joe Biden will be POTUS. I can't wait. I saw today that Garth Brooks will be performing at the inauguration, and that he says it's a statement of unity. I hope the Trumplican country music fans pay heed to his words. I know some of them will be surprised -- but if … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: January 18, 2021
Hi. On January 6th, pro-Trump insurrectionists breached the US Capitol. Congress was spirited away *just* in time to avoid coming face-to-face with that mob. People died. Trump is guilty. He is a self-absorbed, feckless, sedition-fomenting traitor. Blood is on his hands. (He probably can't feel it anymore, after almost 400,000 coronavirus deaths.)I hope he's removed … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: January 11, 2021
Happy New Year, y'all! It's not 2020 anymore! And, in two weeks and two days, Joe Biden will be POTUS. Kamala Harris will be VP. I know there is a lot of noise (a LOT) around all of that right now, but don't let it steal your peace. Biden will be sworn in. Trump will … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: January 4, 2021
We have made it to THE LAST MONDAY OF 2020, folks! Friday is the first day of a whole new year.I thought about doing a retrospective for 2020 but good gods, where would I even begin? You know the headlines; you've lived through all of it too. But you know what? For all of the … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: December 28, 2020
Happy Solstice, y'all! And a Blessed Yule to all who celebrate. /|\ May the return of the light bring everything you need in order to thrive, and may your hearth always be warm and bright. I admit I am a fan of the waning half of the year over the waxing half but both have … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: December 21, 2020
Well, dear hearts, we're here! Still waiting on Hawaii's votes at 7pm EST, but they won't change anything. It's beautiful, isn't it?One more nail in the coffin of the terrible and strangely orange Trump era. Breathe. There is work to do. But first, breathe.