we celebrate because celebrations are fun

I don’t remember where I first heard about Sasha Sagan’s book For Small Creatures Such as We, Finding Wonder and Meaning in Our Unlikely World, but I do remember it sitting in my online cart for months before I finally caved and bought a gently used second hand copy, somehow I ended up with an … Continue reading we celebrate because celebrations are fun

I’m tired of being told I’m brave.

I’m tired of being told I’m brave.I didn’t set out to be brave,I set out to find others.Others.Others whose mother’s had handed off the phoneTo the elderly woman who told me what I saw with my own eyes was a lie,What I felt in the swollen flesh was a falsehood.I was fine.I was more than … Continue reading I’m tired of being told I’m brave.

When the “Normal” isn’t actually Normal At All

I've been unpacking some of the topics covered by the Get Wise webinar with Bob & Judy Pardon, and (heavily paraphrasing here) somewhere along the way they talked about how destructive systems*, like Christian Science, make the abnormal appear totally normal. This normal/abnormal issue pops up fairly regularly, I often find it triggering in the … Continue reading When the “Normal” isn’t actually Normal At All