On Day 227, I Turn 50 Years Old

I wrote this in 2018 My therapist told me that I may just have to endure my birthday each year, that I may not ever find the peace and comfort I’d like to have. It is too deeply connected to my own experiences of chronic trauma. It is not just depression or anxiety. It is […]

Grand Jury Report on Predatory Priests should make you rethink Fish Fry Season

Fish Fry Friday Pittsburgh

I wrote this in March 2019. I skipped all the Lent fish fries last year, but am unsure what to do this year. Lent is arriving in Pittsburgh and that means fish fry season is upon us. A mainstay of Catholic culture in Pittsburgh, this is the first fish fry season since the release of […]

I published my first FanFic story

Laura Spencer grandchildren

While I am not deep into fandom, stanning, or cons of any sort, I do enjoy a lifelong relationship with soap operas, particularly General Hospital. I’ve occasionally shared my perspective on the impact of soap opera storylines, casting, and so forth. Just last month, I wrote about the potential to cast Michael Park as a […]

My Essay on Hysterectomies and Trauma Informed Care Published Today at PublicSource

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I wrote a thing, summarizing the institutional failures around gynecology and sexual trauma. Among other failings. Also, in the pensive cover photo you can’t see that I am standing next to a litter box while my cat is licking my ankles. I’m a pro. Gynecologists should have nursing or social work staff doing follow-up with […]