Can A Lesbian Be Influential in Pittsburgh?

Are you good at influencing other people? No.

Things You Can Learn From a Ledcat

lesbian cat

BFFs What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from the person you’re the closest to? 1. Pick one glass. Rinse and reuse all day. Put in the dishwasher. Voila. 2. If I borrow her socks and roll them into a ball in the hamper, she catches me. If I put in the hamper unfolded BUT […]

26 things that I experienced when I was 26 years old

It’s January 26. Write a post in which the number 26 plays a role. 26 things that I experienced when I was 26 years old 1. Broken heart. My then-boyfriend Nic was cheating on me with a woman  whom he later married. I found them at a Bennigan’s and he formally dumped me on my […]

You Might Be Paranoid, But You Still Might Be Right – Here’s How To Find Out

Social Media

Teach Your (Bloggers) Well We all know how to do something well — write a post that teaches readers how to do something you know and/or love to do. Something I know how to do well is use social media and Internet research to help me solve problems. I don’t mean to just Google an […]

The Book I’ll Write About The Peduto Administration

Sue Kerr Bill Peduto

Write the blurb for the book jacket of the book you’d write, if only you had the time and inclination. The Rise of the Working Class Queer Poverty is a queer value as long as we tout the myth of ‘gay affluence’ as a selling point for marketing. Pittsburgh is at a crossroads – somewhere […]

Nice Is A Matter of Necessity

Tell us about the nicest thing you’ve ever done. Impossible. Two things come immediately to mind when I reread this prompt. First is the mantra to be a ‘nice girl’ which just makes me shudder. Second is the thought that we use “nice” as a command for our dogs to do something gently – like […]

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 […]

I’d Rather Remember My 39th Birthday

Do you still feel pressure of conform? If no, what age did it stop? Also, Write a post inspired by your sixteenth birthday. Oh, my dear question generator, you are obviously not part of a subculture or a subculture within a subculture. The “pressure to conform” to being straight is all around you. Open the newspaper […]

How a Dying Mall Taught Me Survival Skills

You’ve been kidnapped and given a choice: would you rather be stranded on an island, dropped into an unknown forest, or locked in a strange building? As a fan of procedural dramas on television as well having spent more of my life working inside buildings, I would have the best chance to survive inside a […]

The Man Who Shovels Snow

Shovel Neighbor's Walk

Who was the first person you encountered today? Write about him or her. I’m going to exclude my partner Laura from this question since I write about her all of the time. That would make the first person I encountered to be my neighbor’s great-nephew. My neighbor, Ms. M, is in her 80’s and lives […]