Friday Musings: Cancel Culture

I’ve been thinking a lot about cancel culture recently and about the people who decry it. I’m thinking about cancel culture and who actually gets cancelled. The example that comes to mind of a group truly cancelled is the Chicks (formerly D*xie Chicks) who, after speaking out against President Bush and the war, were pulledContinue reading “Friday Musings: Cancel Culture”

Jan. 2021 Reads

I almost forgot to blog about this, which would be a shame, because I read a crap ton of books in Jan. I don’t know what it was, maybe the start of a new year, a blank slate, but I was starving for literature. I’m surprised Goodreads wasn’t like, “Girl, take a breath.” But withContinue reading “Jan. 2021 Reads”

The Time is Now, The Day is Here

Yes, that’s a Les Mis quote in my title. If any day was created for some dramatics it’s today. It’s sort of surreal that today is here. I remember 4 years ago, living in Tampa, beside myself with confusion and grief compounded by a move to “red” Texas 4 months later where I didn’t knowContinue reading “The Time is Now, The Day is Here”

A Reminder on this MLK Day

A reminder: One quote shared to Facebook on MLK Day isn’t enough especially if his words are twisted to make him out to be some moderate, preaching colorblindness (yes I’m referencing the “color of his skin” quote. It wasn’t a call for slicker racism. Don’t misuse it.) But, if you want a quote that “surprisingly”Continue reading “A Reminder on this MLK Day”

How I Do My Nails

Remember in those early days of quarantine where everyone was like, “I’m going to bake bread! That’s what I’ll do to pass the time!” (FF to 2 weeks later when sourdough starters across the USA found themselves at the bottom of garbage cans.) Well I can’t eat gluten and gf bread is trash no matterContinue reading “How I Do My Nails”

Sedition: The Day After

I don’t have the words. Maybe I don’t need them. Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised at the flagrant display of whiteness at work. Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised that the same people who carry the flags of a seditious insurrection from the 1800’s support one now. I’m thinking of marginalized folx this morning and howContinue reading “Sedition: The Day After”

Nothing Was Stolen

In my town, and many towns across the nation, people are protesting “the steal.” Because in 2021 it’s more believable that the opposing party orchestrated an elaborate plan to take the Presidency (and not the Senate – major eye roll ) than a majority of the country decided a narcissistic man-child uninterested in the jobContinue reading “Nothing Was Stolen”

My Top 5 Books of 2020

“Why do you read like you’re running out of time?” Or something like that. Somehow – in 2020 – with 3 kids, including a newborn AND a pandemic I read 53 books. That’s more than a book a week (look I can do maths!) I read voraciously at the start of the year because IContinue reading “My Top 5 Books of 2020”

Home For the (Pandemic) Holidays

Instead of bombarding your inboxes with 3 individual posts, here’s my holiday/birthday look rewind. Birthday Look Being a near-Christmas baby is rad. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It’s a week of partying and you get to pretend people are jolly and put out lights in your honor (just me?) To celebrate my 33 revolutionsContinue reading “Home For the (Pandemic) Holidays”