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Embodiment

I am so, so, so behind on logging button progress, aaaaaa. Life is extremely full and not letting up soon, as we are taking a trip in April (with dog!) that requires a lot of advance planning. And then as soon as I come back, it’s Start Up The Garden Again, this time building raised beds. Lots of work ahead.…

Hurt Tail

I think it’s going to take me three posts to catch up on what is now a month of Dog News. <sigh> I would have gotten to this earlier but then the founder of Substack went and publicly advertised that they were happy to keep platforming and making money off actual Nazis, and I spent two weeks — the weeks…

Woof

You know, I promised three posts about ‘what happened to June’, but more properly the third one should be subtitled ‘what happened to July’. The short version is: a starving, fearful stray puppy turned up in our shared garden on June 26. After about 36 hours of exploring rescue options (currently nonexistent) and Very Serious Discussions, Jak and I decided…

Recovering from a Month

April was a hard month. Especially since my Autism Epiphany, which led me to a much better understanding of why I’d spent a majority of my adult life in a state of steamrollered-flat exhaustion, I have been doing much better at ‘parcelling out my spoons’ to avoid extremes of stress and burnout. With that firmly in mind, I had planned…

New Year, New Plan

I’m about to make a pretty big change to how and where I write online. In a few days, I will be launching a (free) newsletter on Substack: Nine Lives, version 2.0 (now with twenty-five years more wisdom, I hope). The original Nine Lives was written when I was twenty-seven through thirty-one (with a brief coda at thirty-three). I’ve gone…

Reboot

After a couple of years of laziness, by which I mean ‘posting the occasional personal update on Facebook because it’s easier,’ I’m trying once again to put my writing back under my own control. The plan right now is to keep personal content here, and limit use of FB to perhaps weekly check-ins. Let’s hope I can stick to it…

“Boo.”

I know, I ghosted my own blog. Here’s what happened. The pandemic delayed the publishing dates of several series novels I was waiting to read. Those novels all came out at once, in August. Simultaneously, several older fiction and nonfiction books that I had on hold at the library — some of them for many months — came up in…

Initiation

Much of the point of starting up a blog again is to give myself space to be imperfect. I like Medium for essay-writing, but the formality of the platform can be daunting. I can’t muse or ramble there; I feel like anything I post has to clear a certain bar: painstaking research, tight prose, a certain completeness and elegance of…

Logjam

I started this blog because I have too many things in my head all crowding each other to get out. Unfortunately, simply creating the site didn’t solve the problem of what to say first. Maybe y’all can help me out with this? Leave a comment with one or two subjects that have been on your mind and/or you would like…