Books, Real Life

June Wrap-up: WHO SIGNED OFF ON THE TEARGAS?

June was...a month. It's normally my favorite month, what with all the Pride celebrations. This month felt different. Washington state is slowly opening back up. Despite an ordinance from Governor Inslee, some citizens refuse to wear masks. Black Lives Matter protests are ongoing around the country. Seattle protestors took over a six-block area on Capitol… Continue reading June Wrap-up: WHO SIGNED OFF ON THE TEARGAS?

Real Life

2019 Recap: Farewell to an Exhausting Year

Where do I even start? A fair number of big things happened in 2019. I am, to put it mildly, pretty tired. Here's why. I Went Vegan One of the main tenets of Methodism is "Do no harm." In 2019, I tried to minimize the harm I cause, starting with what I eat. I'm pretty… Continue reading 2019 Recap: Farewell to an Exhausting Year

Books, Real Life

Holiday Book Shopping Guide

Whether you're buying gifts for friends and family or browsing for books for yourself, this list might help point you in a direction. I hope you find something you like. For the history buffs: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari The story of us in under 500 pages. The Anthropology of… Continue reading Holiday Book Shopping Guide

Real Life

My Rage-Fueled Grown-Up Christmas List

Last night, while waiting for the bus, I got angry. It happened while I was reading updates on the impeachment trial and accompanying Tweets from Methodists annoyed with the proceedings. They have every right to be frustrated. Ten months ago, queer Methodists (myself included) and their allies were denied inclusion in the Methodist denomination. It… Continue reading My Rage-Fueled Grown-Up Christmas List

Real Life

Things I Will Miss About Chinatown

The day has arrived - I am FINALLY leaving Chinatown for grayer pastures. My new neighborhood has a candle shop and cupcakes. I traded my full kitchen for a writing desk and a window with a view. I've already joined a local writing group. Because I've lived in Chinatown for so long, though, there are… Continue reading Things I Will Miss About Chinatown

Real Life

Happy Belated Anniversary….Again

September 3rd marked my third year of living in Seattle. As is my habit, I completely forgot about it. Much of the time, I really hate living here. Here's what happened this year that made things worse. My coworker died in August after being pinned by an SUV A stranger stole my purse in July;… Continue reading Happy Belated Anniversary….Again

Books, Music

The Lover Book Tag: Round 2

That's right...I KEEP MY PROMISES AT LEAST SOME OF THE TIME! This is another Lover-inspired book tag. Find the original on UponthePages. I Forgot That You Existed ↠ What’s a book you wish you forgot? UGH, no book let me down more than Coffeehouse Angel. I HATED this book. I couldn't figure out what the point was, the romance… Continue reading The Lover Book Tag: Round 2

Books

Seattle Seahawks Book Tag (ORIGINAL)

I'm in an interfaith relationship. My partner supports the Seattle Seahawks. I do not. Though my family and friends root for the Hawks, my days of football fandom are long behind me. Too many negative interactions with the fans left me with a distaste for sports. Some habits never go away, though; I still show… Continue reading Seattle Seahawks Book Tag (ORIGINAL)

Real Life

Lauren’s 2018 Retrospective

Won't lie, didn't love 2018. Maybe the year wasn't a total lost cause, because of new friends and growth experiences and improved health, but I sure hated living through it. Different things influenced my year in big ways and I want to sum them up:   I quit my job I finally got out of… Continue reading Lauren’s 2018 Retrospective

Books

The Christmas Stocking Book Tag

I had to make use of the eggs and butter in my fridge, so tonight I'm baking for the first time all season. And, to honor the holy rite of seasonal baking, I'm doing the Christmas stocking tag. (I stole this idea from Mel's 12 Days of Blogmas. Read her post and check out her queer… Continue reading The Christmas Stocking Book Tag