Life After Crazy V. – What’s It Like?

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Disclaimer: I spend a lot of time on the internet. I’ve gotten old enough now I was around for the dawn of some now-vintage memes. If I ever quote you, thinking I’m referencing popular culture, and you feel like I have plagiarized you, please let me know. I always try to give credit where credit is due, but the meme net is wide, and the internet is bad at citing sources. Another disclaimer: a couple days after writing this I was in the ER because I hadn’t slept in four days and was pushing another round of psychosis from sheer anxiety. more »

Philosophical Notions

The New Colossus

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Where do I stand today? Like many of you, I moved through my morning in a state of shock and visceral dismay. I made my coffee and found myself thinking of a line from V for Vendetta: “for three years, I had roses and apologized to no one.” I am a 26-year-old American woman. I am a writer and an artist. I am married to another woman. I work for a public library. I am college educated, but make little money, and owe much in debt. My favorite people in the world each belong to one minority group or another. more »


A Message to Follow the Sun [poem]

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Tell me, love, where does the sun go when it’s dark? Does it go into the sea, where all the lost embittered tears have taken rest? Does it go beyond the veil of life and death, perchance to shine upon the dead while all the living sleep? If I could chase that drop of light over the edge of the world what would I find? Would there be trees, rivers and grass? Butterflies and sunflowers? Another world beyond my own, that knows no time or pain? Who would await me on that shore? Would it be you, love? Is that more »