Are We Good At Blogging?

The Prompt: Are you good at what you do? What would you like to be better at? This is an interestingly timed question – last week was a heady experience on our blog as the posts on “Mike and Molly” took off, breaking records for days on end. Then came the Huffington Post response, nearly 10,000 […]

Saturday Morning Memory: One of Many Indelible Little House on the Prairie Moments

No, I’m not writing about Sylvie (OMG – that was scarring), the historical inaccuracies of the show or when Pa shot Bunny the horse. The list of horrifying moments in this beloved series is pretty long – Mary going blind, Baby Charles dies, Baby Wilder dies, the wagon accident with James and Cassandra’s biological parents, […]

The Gift of the Tardis For Me

The Prompt: You get to choose one superpower. Pick one of these, and explain your choice: the ability to speak and understand any language the ability to travel through time the ability to make any two people agree with each other I would select language because it would create the most opportunity to do good […]

My First Friend

The Prompts: Tell us about your first friend. And describe an outfit that makes you feel good. (It can be from any period of your life.) Double points if you post a picture of yourself in the outfit. These two prompt are interconnected for me. My first friend was Amy Koempel. She was 9 months […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Wednesday, November 20 is the Transgender Day of Remembrance.   The Transgender Day of Remembrance is held in November each year to memorializ   e those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender, each was a victim of violence based […]

I’m Afraid To Get Gay-Married

Daily Prompt: Fright Night  What’s the thing you’re most scared to do? What would it take to get you to do it? This prompt caught me off guard. I can rattle off a list of things I’m afraid of happening. I won’t because then someone who thinks I’m Satan for criticizing Billy Gardell might do them. […]

There’s a Place for Me

The Prompt: Tell us about a time when you felt out of place. A few quick anecdotes. When I started graduate school at Pitt in the School of Social Work, the other students in the Community Organizing track included about a half-dozen fresh from college folks in their early 20s. There was another half-dozen or […]

Why Ledcat Is Precious To Me

The Prompt: What do you love most about yourself? What do you love most about your favorite person? Are the two connected? About myself? Ha, that’s some interesting timing. This has been an intense week for me on multiple fronts and I’m not feeling much in the way of self-love. I tried all my tricks yesterday […]

Saturday Memory: Television Series “Family”

Family was a groundbreaking 60 minute drama that ran from 1976-1980 on ABC. The show centered around the Lawrence Family – Kate and Doug Lawrence and their three children – Nancy, Willie and Buddy who lived the quintessential middle class life in California. The show covered some daring topics – alcoholism, dementia, divorce/infidelity and even a […]

Five Ways to Help Someone Quit Beating Up On Themselves

The Prompt: If you could quit one bad habit instantly without difficulty, which would it be? Putting myself down. When you grow up in a fractured fairytale, you internalize a lot of negative messages that aren’t even necessarily about you – and when you are bullied and abused by your peers, it is worse. Not only […]