Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Intro to Gaslighting

My last post was...optimistic. And 2016 didn't offer me many opportunities to fulfill that optimism. Many of the things I hoped to write about at that time were sidelined by a ferocious hit from the linebacker of life.
But creativity creeps back, and the dismal turn of events in November 2016 has given me many things to think about and write about. Gaslighting is still one of those things, although I plan to write about it on a personal level. In the meantime, I want to share this excellent editorial from Teen Vogue (yes, Teen Vogue) about our misogynist-elect and gaslighting.

Friday, June 3, 2016


Creativity is a funny thing. When you're trying really hard to create one thing, your brain likes to take a side road into other projects and ideas. Lately I've been working on my first novel, which is drafted but is in the midst of a major revision. I've been trying to get the ideas going for that revision, but what starts happening? Ideas popping up for non-fiction writing.

So here I am, back at this blog after four years. Four! It's hard to believe Blogger kept it around. And it's hard to believe the lights will still come on in my head. That's the beauty of personal non-fiction, though--you're always living it.

It has been a long time since I felt ready to talk about the things that our family is going through. (Puberty, for one. Yikes!) I plan to write posts on gaslighting, child care, violence, self-care, humor, and more. We'll be headed to Yosemite National Park in a little over a week--maybe I'll live-blog the journey. Yes, I'm ambitious.

For all of you out there who have tuned into my ramblings, thank you. I hope I can reward your patience.