UPDATE: WOW, Time Flies! — Recurve Emma

YES.  This is my baby.  I am sharing her post today with you guys because, well, she’s flipping awesome and she deserves it! She is working on raising the last of what she needs, well, for a complicated reason.  After an extending depression/anxiety period that begun in 2016, she began therapy.  When things came up…

Food Memories

  I wasn’t prepared for the flood of emotions when I opened the box from Borough Furnace this week.  Winning something so well made is overwhelming.  Cooking has been part of my life since I was very young, at my grandmothers’ side, learning everything I could about anything she did.  Her chicken and dumplings got…

Past, Present and The Ghosts That Haunt Us

Please be advised there are trigger warnings for issues surrounding sexual assault, oppressive language, suicidal ideation, homophobia, abuse, abortion.           “If I ever see that faggot again, I will fucking kill him.”   I felt my stomach lurch.  I was 13 and in the midst of a sexual awaking I didn’t…

Movie Season

One of the unexpected parts of becoming a member of Film Independent is that I am a voting member in the Spirit Awards.  I am sure I was told that but deep in my work on my own screenplay, I haven’t looked up much in the last eight months.  I finished the eleven digital screeners…

Here We Go Again!

Not gonna lie, the past 12 months have been some serious nightmare fuel.  Combining that with some rather serious family health issues this last month, I think I have had all I can take.  There is no way 2018 can beat me up the same.  I can’t let it.  I won’t let it. I have…

Dear @Pink

WOW.   What a week its been, huh?   I guess you know some folks got upset by your tweet advocating for the change of nature of the president.  It seems you also got pretty offended at the idea that people thought you voted for him.  In fact, it looks like you have surmised that…

Hey There New People

I am not sure how you found me, but pull up, stay a while.  I don’t know if I have what you are looking for but I am pretty sure you will find something you didn’t expect.  (For real tho…HAHAHA) You can read the “about” or dig around in the topics but here’s a quick…

Soldiers, Contractors and the Killing Of Hope

I typically post this stuff elsewhere but this is something I couldn’t get off my mind since the Op Ed from Erik Prince.   Some segments of our society would like you to think that sending mercenaries into Afghanistan equates to privately funded space exploration.  They would be wrong.  The continued trickle of soldiers and…

WE HOWL

We Howl We Roar We shake the trees in thunderous delight We Laugh We Sing We preach from a top the hill all we wish to get right  And hobble back to our tiny place The dark and damp quiet place For shrinking back behind the face We Dream We Laugh We leap above the…

Ireland, Politics and the feeling of Home

Is it possible for a place to call to you? To leave such an indelible imprint in your soul that you choke back tears just thinking about it? #askingforafriend I’m not sure exactly when it happened but I was sucked in by the smell of it. The mist, the grass, the peat smoke, the green…