Word Therapy

Popping the Bubble

Its been three weeks. I am still in my bubble of self preservation. Facebook is something I can only take in small doses. There is talk of Russia influencing our election (no fucking DUH), Jill Stein has raised enough money to initiate a recount of the election, and the President Elect is still a giant man… Continue reading Popping the Bubble

Pop Culture

Friday Favorites (aka Where I blabber about things I love): Survival Checklist in this post 2016 election world

I am slowly getting it together after last week. I am still angry and motivated. And since my family and I can't run away to a deserted tropical island for the next four years, I needed to make a list of things that will help me get through it. President Obama and babies: There is… Continue reading Friday Favorites (aka Where I blabber about things I love): Survival Checklist in this post 2016 election world

Word Therapy

White privilege, white guilt, and a side of word vomit

Its been nine days and I am still angry. I keep hoping this is a lucid dream due to my medication and that I am going to wake up any minute. I feel like I'm walking underwater, every step making it harder to breathe. I have subscribed to my local Democratic party, Planned Parenthood, The… Continue reading White privilege, white guilt, and a side of word vomit

Word Therapy

The Day After

November 9th The girl hears her mom calling for her to get up. She pulls the pink comforter further over her head. She doesn't want to go to school. After two more times her mom gives up and finally tells her to get up and make her bed as she has missed breakfast. She takes… Continue reading The Day After

Pop Culture

Friday Favorites (aka Where I blabber about things that I love): Oscar Contenders

Summer movie blockbuster season is long gone and we are coming to the end of the drought of good movies known as September and October (I was excited for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children but it failed to live up to my movie-snob-and-I've-read-the-book-expectations). In the coming weeks is that time of year when the… Continue reading Friday Favorites (aka Where I blabber about things that I love): Oscar Contenders

Word Therapy

Light A Fire

I recently had lunch with a good friend. She mentioned that she had started writing and had gotten stuck with dialogue. Then she told me how she's been purging her house to avoid writing (Procrastination is the devil's playground for writers, FYI). We talked about how good ideas seem like crap after only 24 hours… Continue reading Light A Fire