The Convenient Solution

The Convenient Solution

I watched Troop Zero the other night.  At the end, I cried and cried.  I cried more than I normally do.  I’m not a crier.  I never felt safe enough to cry.  I did love the story.  It was a great movie.  The main character was a little girl in a very difficult...
Reigniting Joy

Reigniting Joy

My trauma led me to understand emotions in a one-dimensional way: “bad”.  They do come in two forms of “bad” though.  There are emotions that are a bit uncomfortable, but tolerable.  I can power through them and still function even if I am exhausted at the end of the...
Living in Defiance

Living in Defiance

Photo credited to Dave Parrish Photography I was inspired this weekend.  When you hear what I was doing, it won’t be surprising.  This weekend was my favorite weekend of the year in Richmond, Virginia.  We hold a festival which is truly spectacular.  The Richmond Folk...
The Pain of Freedom

The Pain of Freedom

I am processing through some serious shit today.  I have an hour until my blog is supposed to be posted.  I have spent the entire morning staring at the page only to write 326 words.  That’s not even true.  I have spent the entire morning staring at the page AND...