Welcome! I’m Glad You Stopped By
Thanksgiving and NaNoWriMo!
My endless gratitude to the WriNoShores for their care and support that saw me through this difficult year. Another NaNoWriMo, another round of parties and write-ins, the highlight of my year!
Speaking of highlights, in case you missed it, there was a Presidential election. Many of us are trying to find ways to counteract the appalling situation America has gotten itself into (Democrats-you got a nerve being outraged this happened). Meaning, having our country run by the highlight reel of lowlife reprobates, racists, misogynist, intellectually inferior, self-serving white-trash conservative liars who will attempt to destroy all the progress we have made, from social ills to science.
While I have always maintained that POTUS, all differences aside, is deserving of respect and deference due the title, this situation is still too bitter a pill to swallow. I will do what I can to combat their agenda of hate and mis-education, and fight for women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and against religious persecution and the deportation and destruction of families who have members here illegally. Some efforts may be symbolic, like wearing a safety pin, or more concrete, like the dispersal of resources of time or money. I picked five highly-rated charities to focus on this year.
Act, react, inform, reform, do something, anything. Own your privilege, be conscious of it, be generous of spirit and be kind. Listen without judgement to people’s stories across the spectrum, from those who are like-minded to those who are polar opposite. It is only through our shared stories and understanding that the divide between us can be narrowed.
This does not mean accepting behavior that is incongruent to your values and morals but should be in support of this…
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
You can find resources for writers on the WriNoShore website. Mainly they are links to fun, interesting, or helpful items for writers. The kind of stuff I find whilst scouring the web during episodes of procrastination.
As for this website, click around here a bit and you’ll find some things to read like short stories, poems, and the occasional argumentative blog post. I was refraining from political commentary until there were fewer imbeciles in the running but the conventions haven’t confirmed either yet. It looks like we have a couple of winners to choose from–to use the term loosely–so I’ll likely have something to say about that as summer wanes and the election gets closer.