These are troubling times, friends, at least if you’re American and not glued to 45’s terrifyingly incompetent ass. Yesterday, he announced a ban on transgender men and women serving in the military in any capacity. He followed that up later with an all-caps statement that in this country, “We worship God!” (Wake up, non-Christians! He’s… Continue reading It’s Time to Speak Out. Where are You?
As most of y’all know, my grandfather died in late January (we were very close). Two and a half weeks later, one of my longtime closest friends 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… 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…
(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
You know, the “bathroom issue.” Where should transgender people pee? It’s an issue, you see (as I have been told time and time again) not with the transgender folks themselves, but with the potential for a “sexual predator to dress up as a woman” and enter the women’s restroom or locker room, whereupon he would… Continue reading To Fix the Bathroom Issue…