Ooh Baby Baby

A question I get asked almost daily is if I have children. I pretty much always make a joke out of it and explain that I am the mother of 8 furry children and quite frankly, that's plenty of maternal experiences in my life. I'm not entirely sure why this matters to people but I must say, I'm feeling outnumbered and annoyed that the world doesn't take the child free very seriously. Promising me I'm going to change my mind and desperately want a baby when I'm 40 does nothing to strengthen the argument....more

queer...

for the past few days i've been trying on for size thinking of myself as "queer."the way that i think about using that term is similar to this definition from wikipedia (boldface/italics added by me for emphasis):...more

hey denise, yeah, in some ways i think that trying to label what i'm feeling right now is ...more

confession...

(written Jan. 9. 2011)...more

full...

(written on 1/6/11 at 2:30 pm)This past week has really been almost too much. But it's been too much in wonderful, invigorating ways....more

My sense of direction

I got lost yesterday. Really, physically lost on a trail snow-shoeing with my sister. We weren't even that far from civilization. We didn't even go that far into the woods, stopped took a break and decided to turn around and go back. What was a straight shot, I thought, turned into forks in the trail. So we got lost. My sister called 911 and the nice volunteer rescue team from the county found us from our cell phone signals and walked us out. Sounds easy huh? In theory, there was no physical tragedy. It was a sunny day after a previous day of snowfall....more

I guess that is the people pleaser in me questioning myself. I'm sure my sister is laughing ...more

Motherly Advice

I hold these truths to be self-evident, that all parents and kids are not created equally, but are wholly individual in personality and style....more

I'm an Asexual Lesbian

I identify as an asexual lesbian. It took me around 47 years to figure that out. ...more
nellewrites Thanks Nelle :-)    Taking a little vacation right now from direct visibility work ...more

Life, food and what it all means....

First time blogger here but my friends are sick of hearing the same thing over and over again so I thought why not put it on here and maybe just maybe get some thoughts from someone I don't know.  ...more

Life Questions : While On The Path Toward Inner Peace

The one place I had the option of running to for refuge is currently in flames and has become virtually unlivable. Where I was running, people are fleeing. Is the universe trying to tell me something? Theres no place left to run in my eyes, there's no one to turn to and my only choice is to stay and fight the good fight. The endless battle between good and evil and it's all happening above my shoulders and in front of my eyes. What is real? Where are lines drawn? Where does insecurity end and reality begin? ...more