Daily Download #3

Met some of the Mayorgas today--Carlos's half brother. Amazing family. His nieces and nephews are delightful. Time to tune in: There is someone waiting to join. A particular vibration. You will provide passage. Your parenting journey isn't over. You felt it many years...

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Daily Download #2

I'm nervous. Why am I nervous? Youa re nervous because you keep thinking of your audience. Audience matters when you are constructing a message within the context of this world. But when you are taking dictation, the audience is a more minor concern. The Medium...

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So turns out, I’m really just a blogger

Okay, I get it. Online writing has migrated to "platforms" and then then the platforms have migrated to even more platforms, and Twitter has remained its glorious self throughout it all, and the art of blogging died an ignominious death one sad night in about 2011,...

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What it’s like to have a post go viral

  When Lolly and I had our coming out post in 2012 go viral, we were completely bushwhacked by it. It was such a shock, watching that thing spread and spread. It was terrifying and electric. There is nothing quite like it. It's a gut-dropping feeling, and in many...

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The New Phase

Hey, is anybody out there? *taps mic an annoying number of times* {crickets} Quick question: is blogging dead now? Yes? Cool. Well then, welcome to my WEBSITE where I publish personal essays about my LIFE right here on the WORLD WIDE WEB on this official WEBSITE that...

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In the wake of a hurricane, things start to repair

(I wrote this yesterday.) Hello, world. I am sitting here with one of my besties, Zina Petersen, in her sister's beach house in Jacksonville Florida. Zina invited me to fly out as she housesits for her sister so that we can have our own wonderful little writing...

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California Poppies

When my mom was sick--several years in--she went outside one afternoon in the summer and saw that poppies had grown spontaneously in our side-yard. They were orange and bright. She was something of a gardener. I have many memories of her outside in the backyard...

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Stream of Consciousnesses

Stream of consciousness as we drive: I'm listening to the Brahms violin concerto. It's... I haven't decided yet. I'd never heard it before this week. I've been thinking a lot about poetry--it's like my mind revolves around the same things over and over and over again,...

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Post

I'm reading about habits. It's something I do--read about habits and schedules and stuff. I do it when it's time to re-engage with life. I'm wanting to get back into things. There's been six months of my life that feel lost--I was surviving, plodding along, grieving...

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You want vicissitudes?

I'll give you some vicissitudes. (Alternative title: Another Really Horrible Thing That Happened to my Family) Life is... terrible. Have you noticed? It is also beautiful. The last few months have been an incredible case in point of these two realities. A horrible...

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