Outside the Box: Butterfly support group

  Laura blogs over at Laura's Light. This post was originally posted on her blog on January 22, 2016. I feel so lonely. And… I don’t know what to do. Does a butterfly feel lonely in the cocoon? Or does it have butterfly conversion support group meetings? I don’t know. But I wish I had … Continue reading Outside the Box: Butterfly support group

Poem: Outside

The sun is shining over the flowers my grandfather planted. They're still growing, long after he died in 1995. One of my goals for 2016 is to write a new spoken word poem every month. Here’s February’s poem. We can breathe again, out here in the open.Drink in lemonade sunlightbecause each one of us has … Continue reading Poem: Outside

Outside the Box: Where we’ve been, where we are

  Looking at it now, it all seems so simple... The rest of the world was black and white But we were in screaming color... - Out of the Woods, Taylor Swift We can breathe again, out here in the open. Drink in lemonade sunlight because each one of us has faced so, so much … Continue reading Outside the Box: Where we’ve been, where we are

Minimalism. Simplicity. Calm.

I come from a family of clutterbugs. Or maybe you could call us memory hoarders. We save everything. We love antiques and scrapbooks. My dad's parents got married at the start of the Great Depression. My two elderly aunts, both born in the 1930s, remember World War II rations and home gardening. Frugality was necessary … Continue reading Minimalism. Simplicity. Calm.

Boundaries and why Christian Grey needs them

I know, I'm late to the party. The film came out almost a year ago. I got it from Redbox last night. But I have something to say about Christian Grey, even though so much has already been said. Consent isn't just about sexual relationships. Consent is a way of life. And this is something that … Continue reading Boundaries and why Christian Grey needs them