Last week, I broke my foot. Well, not actually broke my foot. I just fell on some ice and twisted it under me. It hurt a lot, and I was embarrassed. A driver stopped to help. Anyway, it all worked out and ended up fine, except for my fucked-up foot. I was disappointed because IContinue reading “there will be other sunny days”
You probably think I’m crazy. Why would I write for someone who would hate what I write? That’s fair. But you probably already think I’m crazy before you read this post, so. This is a technique that I use when I am trying something new, and I don’t feel confident in it. What if IContinue reading “new strategy: write for someone you think will hate it”
Quick: name me five stories about a mom with dreams. No? Three, then. Hmmm…. One? Can you name one? In recent memory, How Stella Got Her Groove Back may be one, and Grace & Frankie on Netflix. But neither of these is a narrative of a mom with a specific dream, a goal that isContinue reading “the revolutionary act of being a mom with dreams”
It has officially been the longest week in all of human history, in my apartment. No school or work because of the holidays, and nowhere to go because of Covid. Me and my two kids, all dealing with a newly broken marriage and exhausted. It would be easy for me to want a new me.Continue reading “new year, same you”
When we take back our power, as whole humans, rather than parceling out our energy and chopping up our bodies for parts, we can rest.
I was having dinner with my children the other night, and my oldest launched into a monologue about her latest imaginary world. This time, it was a world of dragons. My child described how the dragons have adapted to their various environments, and how they evolved, Pokemon-like, from their original states. Some dragons marry, sheContinue reading “you can either be married, or you can be legendary”
People are dying of Covid around the world. ICU’s are being overwhelmed. And this morning, I heard about a 10-year-old who died from Covid a couple of provinces over from me. Shit’s getting really real. And all of the support structures we’ve so carefully set up in our lives are now kaput. Everyone we wouldContinue reading “everything is terrible and nothing is okay”
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is keep going. It may not feel like it, but it’ll be okay.
RBG is dead. Conservative governments around the world are leaning further and further toward fascism. And Covid is still running rampant. There’s so much macro-level horrible stuff happening that it feels almost selfish to be thinking of our measly problems. But here we are. And we gotta find a way to move forward. It feelsContinue reading “the least-worst option”
Short answer is: you don’t. So it’s best to make friends with it.