Former Follower of Lost & Fearful Humans

I followed the crowd for years.  You do this, follow the crowd, when you are riddled with self-doubt. You especially do this if you are moving through life routinely questioning your own worth, your right to be here, your right to take up space on the planet. I did this. I followed the crowd until…

This Blog: A Gift and A Curse

Not very long ago, I was embarrassed by this blog, even while I loved it, and it loved me, even while it tenderly and firmly massaged into existence, some of my best prose. In my writing research, because I was new to the writing world, I needed a way to show my work so that…

Dear Fellow Raped People

I don’t usually write on the blog about the same things I talk about in podcast episodes. There are indirect references and links between the blog and podcast content, but that’s usually as far as it goes. I didn’t plan it that way, it’s just the way each of these creative formats evolved. However, today…

The Not Easy Shit

Just so we’re clear, this shit ain’t easy. And when I say this shit, I mean writing along the  eclectic levels on which I express. I’m like an amoeba, shrinking, expanding, morphing— showing up in different shapes from moment to moment and one day to the next. I’m not doing it on purpose …. not…