Narrator: We cut to the middle of the night where we find Caroline in the midst of a blissfully wonderful sleep. Windows open. Husband not snoring. Their 14-pound ginger cat nuzzled up beside her. It’s as if nothing could awaken this sleeping goddess… <Caroline suddenly sits straight up> Caroline: Shit. I should set a reminder […]
A Battle Cry: 2020 Hasn’t Crushed Us.
Don’t get me wrong, 2020 has pummeled us. 2020 has held my head under water, yanked it back out by my hair and allowed me just enough air to catch my breath, right before shoving me back under again. But, I won’t let it take me down. I’m a formidable contender, you know? Whatever fight […]
COVID Travel: Flying During a Pandemic
This week, I traveled alone for the first time in over a year. It’s incredibly weird leaving my well-insulated bubble of an island for the Mainland. Truth be told, I wouldn’t be traveling under normal circumstances. I don’t think anyone should be traveling for funzies right now. I don’t think anyone should be heading to […]
Decency Won. Disinformation Persists.
We just reached 242,000 deaths from COVID-19 tonight and it feels personal. It is personal. I easily could have been in that number. My husband, especially, could have been in that number. As the majority of Americans are breathing a sigh of relief that an administration that catastrophically failed to protect 200,000+ of our citizens […]
You Did Good, Kid. Thanks for Doing the Uncomfortable Work.
After nearly every election I put together a quick social media post thanking those among us who worked tirelessly in different aspects of campaigns. If I’m being honest, it’s usually the same people time and time again. But, not this year. I wanted to take a quick moment to say I realize how profoundly different […]
Not Your Average Gal: Falicia from FortyFive12Studios
Not Your Average Gals are kickass, blazing-their-own-path, independent-minded, free-thinking, kind-hearted and all around wonderful humans beings. We learn a lot about ourselves from the people we choose to look to for inspiration or friendship. I’m excited to introduce you to some of them. World, meet Falicia Ann O’Mard. Falicia and I lived on the same dorm […]