It isn’t really winter here in Northern California, because it is, after all, California. It is, however, colder here now than it was a few months ago. Cold enough that my early morning writing is being done with my heavy bathrobe on over my pajamas. I grew up where winters are a little more dramatic, where […]
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I live in between two raging fires right now, albeit quite a bit closer to the northern one. My home has been inundated with smoke for days, I don’t venture outside much to avoid any complications from weakened lungs or sinuses that don’t even need a reason to go bonkers. I am fortunate that I […]
I’m a big fan of remembering our past to keep us from repeating our mistakes, and the keeping of armistice day is particularly important to my mind. When we look back at human history and the loss of human life that came from both World Wars, and war in general, it’s hard to comprehend any […]
(This Wednesday post on Tuesday is brought to you by Election Day) It was a wonderful thing waking up this morning to see all of the “I voted” stickers on my Facebook feed. I always vote by mail, in part due to my agoraphobia, so my ballot went out well over a week ago. Mid-term […]
I’m sitting in my home office on a Saturday morning, enjoying the last bit of the Death Wish Coffee before I get my next shipment later in the month, and writing. It is maybe my favorite day of the week, especially when the words are working well. Today is one of those days, when the […]
This Samhain, after I go to work in my Raven costume, I will spend an evening in quiet contemplation and while I can’t really have a bonfire like I’d like, I will light as many candles as I deem safe and invite those beloved dead to visit. I may even throw some bones and see if they speak to me.
There is this moment, just as I am waking up, but before I’ve moved or opened my eyes. In that moment, nothing hurts, at least not above my baseline. I try to hold on to that moment, because I know that soon, I’ll have to move, have to sit up and put my feet on […]