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Okay God, what do you want from me now? (or, Everything Happens for a Reason, Part 1)

I got my official notification from the Department of Motor Vehicles yesterday. My driving privileges have been suspended, because my medical information was negative. It's not that I hadn't expected it, but I guess I had also expected an end date, like, we will review this on July 1st, or something like that. But it... Continue Reading →

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Gifts for supporters!

I very recently set up a Patreon account, which allows supporters to offer a small monthly contribution to support artists of various sorts, including writers and bloggers. (For more general information, see my previous blog. Still new at this and still learning, but one thing Patreon allows is for the artists to offer gifts to... Continue Reading →

What about Michaela?

In just a few months now, it will be the 30th anniversary of Michaela's kidnapping. Two months after that, it will be Michaela's 40th birthday. I am still kind of lost as to what to do about this. The normal, regular thing, tying yellow ribbons on the tree at the market? I don't know. I... Continue Reading →

Facing into the light, facing into the dark

The following is from my previous blog, and was originally published in July 2017. In nine days I will have finished chemotherapy. It has not been nearly what I’d feared it would be. The side effects were subtle. The nausea was fairly easily controlled with medication. I got one mouth sore, and my fingertips cracked... Continue Reading →

Marijuana to fight cancer

Hey there and happy 4/21 everybody, particularly those of you who celebrated 4/20 in the right spirit. I used to be a regular pot smoker when I was younger, but gave it up for most of the years after I became a mom, which is almost 40 years ago now. I took it up again,... Continue Reading →

Patreon, please?

I love the introductory video they show you when you sign up as an artist on Patreon. It points out what a wonderful time we are living in, where artists of all types are free to create and to share their creations with the entire world through the internet and other modern technology. Remember back in... Continue Reading →

My great adventure

I went on a great adventure this week! Okay, I walked to a doctor's appointment, but it felt like an adventure. I walked out my door and stepped into the road. I'd recently obtained a backpack, after my shoulder bag killed first me and then my husband from lugging it around Comic Con the previous... Continue Reading →

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