Monthly Archives: July 2018

Spoiler: Sad

ME: Now why did I write that?  No one will want to read something sad. YOU: Still self-defeating.  What’s sad? I’m a tad curious. ME: Something I read somewhere, but I can’t remember where, so it can’t be plagiarism, can … Continue reading

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How to Speak Transgender

I’m really compiling this to clarify things in my head.  What’s okay? What’s not okay?  I’m trolling the huge book Trans Bodies, Trans Selves; A Resource for the Transgender Community,  edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth, as well as any other informative publication … Continue reading

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Never Pick Up a Snake by Its Tail

My granddaughter graduated from high school this June and then worked several weeks as a counselor at a camp in the North Carolina mountains.  She was tending to a calf when a black snake stuck its head up out of … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Son – Adoption Re-blog

Originally posted on Hypervigilant.org:
My dearest boy, This year has been one of the most difficult I’ve ever lived. Let’s speak with honesty: you created most of the mountains and valleys. Some people say hindsight is 20/20 regarding past mistakes.…

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A Petru Re-blog

Two (3?) birds on hand  13 July 26, 2018 by petrujviljoen    for d’Verse small bird dying – a grim beauty It was my cat. I hate it when she catches birds. Lizards, mice a-plenty I don’t mind. It was still alive. … Continue reading

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Hell’s Half Acre Cemetery

It all started today when at the library’s poetry writing group someone showed a current obituary clipping from the newspaper  that said the deceased was going to be buried at Hell’s Half Acre Cemetery. No one knew where that was, … Continue reading

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Suggested Pertinent Reading

From 3 Quarks Daily from The Guardian: Why Identity Politics Benefits The Right More Than The Left POSTED ON JUL 19, 2018 12:30PM BY ROBIN VARGHESE Sheri Berman in The Guardian: Over a year into Donald Trump’s presidency, commentators are still trying to understand … Continue reading

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