In Memoriam: Grandma Delia

My grandmother was a spectacular woman, a true warrior who stopped at nothing to keep her family safe and well fed. She was ahead of her time in ways that are easy to admire and hard to explain: she was fierce, a very confident and assertive piece of work that always spoke her mind. When... Continue Reading →

The Con Artist (Quirk Books)

When I picked up this book at the 2019 ECCC from the Quirk Books booth I was expecting great outside the box material and The Con Artist delivered. The novel relies on pop culture references, recognized brands and labels, and even some made up ones to protect the protagonist, Mike (a fairly well known comic... Continue Reading →

Serial, Season 3: The Justice System

Sarah Koenig and Emmanuel Dzotsi set on a mission to explore the machinery that drives the judicial system in the United States. They banged on city doors, asking for an opportunity to record what goes on in our courthouses and justice centers. No one took them up on their offer except Cleveland, whose leadership only... Continue Reading →

Complicated Bereavement

Disclaimer: Although my though process post my mother's death has been understandably debilitating, I have not been diagnosed as having a complicated bereavement. If you are looking for information about clinical treatments for this disorder to help someone you know check out The Center for Complicated Grief website. There are many dimensions to grief, many... Continue Reading →

500 Followers!!!

Woop woop! Can you believe it? In less than a few months I have made over 670 friends on IG. 😱 This is an amazing feat for this very shy, bossy and introverted INTJ. Thank y'all for your support, love and attention. Dealing with my grandma's brain cancer diagnosis, care and departure was ruff on... Continue Reading →

F@%k Cancer: Part 12

Resilient. Strong. Brave. These are a few adjectives thrown my way these past four weeks. My mother's death left a trail of bills and paperwork that had to be addressed as quickly as possible to ensure we didn't drop the ball and lost valuable assets to non payment or other technicalities. I've become all these... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Snow Handling Hacks for Snow Noobs

For the last two weeks the Pacific Northwest (PNW) has been surprised with a foot or more of cumulative snow fall, a freak occurrence in these parts of the world. (Blame Global Warming!) To survive in the "arctic tundra" there are a few easy tools and procedures you can follow to make your experience more... Continue Reading →

F@%k Cancer: Part 11

I don't think people get it... I am the person responsible for everything that happened. Me. I was the reason my mother had a plan for everything just to ensure my mental and physical safety. Every decision she ever made was for me, later for us, since the whole point of giving me a sister... Continue Reading →

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