A photo from the Portland Rose Garden

The Cost of Empathy

‘Sup, blogonauts. Lately I’ve been thinking about how difficult it is to be a good person — that is, to be the kindest you can…

Statue of William Shakespeare captioned "The Only Darkness is Ignorance"

Embracing Ignorance

Ignorant. Something has been bothering me about the way we use that word. Let’s turn to my preferred dictionary, Merriam Webster, to see its definition:…

News and Status Update

Slashing through a maze of cobwebs, a bold writer descends into the deepest chamber of the dungeon. Dust rises with each step. It has been…

Grief and Monsters

I’m not writing a typical Monster of the Week post this week. After this weekend’s massacre, I’ve struggled with many feelings. Pain, anger, defiance –…

The genderqueer colors, purple, white, and green

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Hey. So, this is a blog post. It’s a tough blog post, for me. I mean, it doesn’t have to be, right? Let’s give it…