Today, I just wanted to drop a few positive things here, and I invite you to do the same! What's made you smile lately? My list: -Season 3 of Queer Eye -- seriously, go watch it! It's such a feel-good show in an era of pettiness, manufactured outrage, and toxicity. (Also, you need to see … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: March 18, 2019
Have you ever experienced hiraeth?
I devoured the Kingfountain series by Jeff Wheeler, and am now plowing through the related Harbinger series. In Book 4, one of the characters (can't say which; no spoilers!) dropped several truths in a few short paragraphs of a letter, and I'd like to share that passage (with spoilers omitted). Maybe you'll find some of … Continue reading The Same River Twice: Unexpected Truths
I just learned that my still-feels-new town is one of the least politically divisive places in America -- not that it's not full of staunch Republicans and Democrats, because of course it is! but these party lines tend to not become interpersonal stonewalls. Partisanship doesn't regulate friendship very often here. (Most people keep their politics … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: March 4, 2019
We are natural, but we've forgotten.
I woke up this morning excited for the day. Then reality happened.
I said in the previous MMM that we were coming up on a few anniversaries in my life. The first was on the 7th and I touched on it in my latest post, on the 8th. I lost my best friend in all the world two years ago, to them walking out of my life. … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: February 11, 2019
Grief makes people idiotic sometimes.
Hello, dear ones! Here we are in February! How have you fared over the past week? I'll have something more profound to say next week (we're closing in on a date with great personal meaning), but today is another "simple pleasures" kind of day. It was an unusually warm day here, for February (50F!). We've … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: February 4, 2019