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…

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…

Please VOTE Today

I have worked in politics for many years.  I used to say, “Please vote, I don’t care who you vote for, but please just vote.” This year is a lot different, they advocate policies that could kill my children. I do want you to just vote but I can’t say I don’t care any more…

Work In Progress

I envy writers that stick to the same genre for their entire career.  I don’t know how they do it but it must get annoying after a while trying to only be that one thing.  I am not good at that. Some days I am a super nerd, others I am a political activist.  Once…