As of September 16th, my partner and I will have been under Shelter-in-Place protocol for six full months. Functionally, since both our offices closed the week before, we have been sheltering in place since March 9th. While some restrictions have been eased since the early days, and while we did move from a Tier 1 county (widespread incidence) to a Tier 2 county (substantial instance), little has changed for us - we do not go out, except for masked walks. We get groceries as infrequently as possible. We attend religious services online. We do not see friends or family.
One of the things I like best about myself is that I am generally pretty good about getting back on the proverbial horse. Like anyone, I get derailed and sidetracked or otherwise pushed off of whatever I'm trying to do, but I will almost always pick myself up and try again. Current band falls apart? I'll … Continue reading murmurations 04
ETA: I had this saved. For some reason. Who can say why? Time is meaningless, so I'm sending it now. -- It took until Day 34 of our quarantine, but I finally had a pandemic dream. I had gone to the church to make sure that the live streaming for the Easter Sunday service was set … Continue reading murmurations 03: the new normal
I dreamed two nights ago that I was standing on a balance beam. The beam was long and wooden, but narrower than they usually are, probably only the width of my foot. The room around me was a generic gym-sort of place: low ceilings; a bank of windows to my left, the start-at-shoulder-height bland rectangle kind. A … Continue reading More bounce, less fall
Since I know there are those of you out there waiting with bated breath for the latest news on Stephanie's and my ongoing Book Project of Doom, I figured I'd better give an update: Pilgrim's Progress puts me to sleep. I know, isn't this just riveting? This project is absolutely spellbinding in its fast-paced action and … Continue reading Pilgrim’s Progress
I've never been good about talking about what I do creatively. I have a radio show, but do I publicize it? No, not really. Why would anyone want to know about it? It's just a little thing I do online, it's not a big deal. I do photography, sometimes. Do I talk about it? Well, the … Continue reading Shame and the Creative Arts
So, as you may (or likely may not) remember, back at the beginning of September, my dear friend and partner in over-ambition, Stephanie Whiteside, and I started a new project, specifically one where we were going to read All The Books. Well, it's been a month, and I am here to report that I am … Continue reading Don Quixote, Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha
So, because I needed another project, my usual partner-in-harebrainedness Stephanie Whiteside and I decided that we are going to read our way through the classics.
Well. Some of them, anyway. 102 of them, to be exact.
Where the fuck have you been lately? Because I am seeing some shit, and I would sure as hell appreciate Your hand coming down, and administering some swift and well-aimed justice. Here’s the thing- I’m white. I’m also a woman, so I’m always going to come in at least second in the world, and I … Continue reading Oh God, Our Help In Ages Past
Lots of people dread growing up. Becoming an "adult”, however you may want to define that term. Even if it doesn’t go so far as to be a true Peter Pan complex, it’s something that many people view with a sort of dread, an impending inevitability that will erase their “true” selves and remake them … Continue reading Things I Wish I’d Been Told About Being An Adult Before I Became One