Happy Ninth Blogiversary to Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

I remember sitting in our attic at my PC thinking “What should I say?” immediately followed by “Who will read it?” And then I wrote this first blog post in 2005. ...more

Elf On The Shelf and The Legend of Belsnickel

Elf on the Shelf is creepy. The face, the disproportionate limbs, the mythology dating back to the mid-1990s -- it is all creepy, commercialized and secularized. Obviously, it is destined for greatness.The history of Christmas as a holiday and tradition is rife with cultural appropriation, secularization and lots of red-n-green washing. Trees became mainstream thanks to Prince Albert (German) bringing the tradition to England when he married Queen Victoria. Germans carried the tradition elsewhere as well, including into the Church!...more

12 Lesbian Thanksgivings

This year, Ledcat and I will celebrate our 12th Thanksgiving as a couple. Our plans include dinner with our family of choice (aka The Sarahs and their 2 kids) who are vegetarian but prepare turkey breast for us. I’m pretty sure we’ll be schooled in a video game by the 8 year old and get a personal narration of “Frozen.” Mostly, we’ll eat and then lounge on the furniture talking about interesting stuff.We’ve been trying to recall some of the highlights of the past years....more

Ohio Trans Woman Brutally Attacked By Three Men

Earlier in the week, Candice Rose Milligan, a 33-year-old trans activist in Toledo Ohio, was assaulted by three men around 3 PM. Yes, 3 in the afternoon.From NBC24.com...more

The Keurig 2.0 Is An Environmental Disaster

(Note - this is the most popular post in the 9 year history of my blog. I received a lot of flack from product reviewers for not appreciating the freebie. So I wrote a follow up post detailing why a product review is not a freebie at all.)...more
Whatever happened to the simple French press, that's what we use in our house, it makes the best ...more

Blogging Defiantly: Teaira Whitehead and The Brothers Karamazov

This is part of my NaBloPoMo series exploring the relationship of art and blogging.  ...more

The Reasons I'm Just a Blogger

The NaBloPoMo prompt for today is a good theme to consider “Do you consider yourself a “professional” blogger? Why or why not? What does that mean to you?”In short, no. I am just a blogger, not a professional. After nine years, I’m not an amateur either. I’m just a regular, plain old blogger....more

Numinous Market - Women of Color Creating a Healing Space in Pittsburgh

A friend in Pittsburgh has put together the first Numinous Magic Market and Healing Workshops - an event created by people of color for people of color, featuring an array of workshops and vendors focused on a healing space. The founder of Numinous Market, Joy KMT, has inspired me and supported me - a complete stranger - during a difficult experience in my life....more

Top Ten Brad Takei Moments in the New George Takei Documentary

Note: Includes spoilers for the documentary To Be Takei. My partner Ledcat and I met the Takeis several years ago at a function at ToonSeumcelebrating a Batman event. It was a very heady moment when George Takei stopped at the registration table and said "George and Brad Takei are here" then thrust out his wrist for his paper bracelet. One of the perks of volunteering is you occasionally get these moments. They are awesome. ...more