Making Government Fun in Four Steps


The prompt: If you were the new leader of your country and had the chance to transform something that’s currently an annoyance (or worse) into a very fun activity, what would it be? How would you go about the change, and why would you choose that particular thing? I have a list Recycling – add a positive incentive to […]

First Daze of School

Pittsburgh Elementary School

It’s back-to-school time: do you love the start of school or dread it? Living, as I do, in a family with no school-aged children, no children at all and no one attending school, my feelings at best are mired in nostalgia and too many hours on Facebook. Ahem. My original thought was to make a […]

My New Gig – Artist in Residence with Most Wanted Fine Art

Most Wanted Fine Art Resident Artist

Exciting news to share – after wrapping up my current project, I’m moving in an entirely new direction with social media as a 2015 Resident Artist with Most Wanted Fine Art. The artists in residence each invest their talent into community art projects and exhibit their work. My project will be an expansion of the […]

Queer Identity and Blogging as an Art Form

pittsburgh pride

In response to yesterday’s post, Jenna left a very thoughtful comment. Just because someone doesn’t blog solely about LGBTQ issues doesn’t mean you’re the only LGBTQ blogger in Western PA (or Eastern Ohio, where I now live). Lots of us use our social media streams as great forms of sharing and connecting. Many of us […]

Exploring The Art and Craft of Lesbian Blogging

NaBloPoMo Lesbian

Today, November 1, marks the launch of the *real* NaBloPoMo – National Blog Posting Month. This group-blog idea was founded in 2006 as a little sibling to National Novel Writing Month. Now managed by BlogHer, NaBloPoMo has a simple aim – post something every day. They offer blogging prompts, a blogroll and the opportunity to […]

Blogging Brings Stuff

Bag gifted to me by my friend Anne.

How has blogging changed your life? Tell us one thing that is different now than from before you started blogging. I have stuck with blogging longer than I have done almost anything else in my life – longer than any one job, longer than all relationships with the exception of Ledcat, longer than any project […]

Would You Bring a Casserole to a Mental Patient?

Casserole that I made.

(Content note: don’t read this if you like content notes because the list is longer than the post.) What helps you keep thoughts in perspective so they don’t overwhelm you? Sometimes I’ll come across a story about a random act of kindness that changed the world or at least changed one person’s world. A simple […]

Oh, I Cry Over Spilt Milk


Another day to combine prompts. This time: Do you have a bad temper? How often do you lose your temper? Look in the mirror. Does the person you see match the person you feel like on the inside? How much stock do you put in appearances? I’ve been looking in the mirror for over a […]

How To Do Less With Less

Gary Vaynerchuk

The Prompt: What do you want to do less of in 2014? I’m striving for relentlessly upbeat here. First, drive less. In 2013, I put less than 500 miles on my personal car. Granted, we put a lot of miles on Laura’s vehicle, but overall I drove a lot less. How I will accomplish this will […]