“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
What makes a story stay with us forever? What frequency is it that resonates with those innermost heartstrings for each of us? These stories shape our lives and seem to reflect back our innermost selves, or the higher Selves we all strive to be. I believe that the “sticky stories” we come across highlight core… Continue reading Stories that Stick
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…
As you might imagine, tattoos were one of the big Not No But Hell Nos in my circles growing up. I never really understood the objection, even with the whole “body as temple” mindset. Doesn’t it make sense to decorate your temple as you see fit? I got my first ink as a very generous… Continue reading Why I’m a Big Fan of Ink