Snowballing to-do list

I had a rather inspiring weekend at Rustycon. I met with many old friends, enjoyed meeting quite a few folks, and best of all, was inspired. My work load has also suddenly picked up. Thus the title. First, I think I’ll talk a bit about Rustycon, a little Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention I’ve been…

Seasonal Fun in the City

I grew up a small town girl, but I’ve embraced all there is to do in this fabulous city in which I now live. I can’t help but feel blessed that my son is growing up here with so many opportunities, so much to do and see. Once the holidays season rolls around, I am…

I pledge allegiance…

On Veteran’s Day, this particular liberal feminist discussed with her son the pledge of allegiance and the history of our flag. He’s a Cub Scout, and it’s part of what he is learning to earn his Bear badge. We did this while waiting for another Scout family to arrive so we could enjoy a bar-b-cue.…

#ActuallyAutistic

I am, officially, #ActuallyAutistic. No, not like Rain Man. I have no significant heightened ability to count or calculate anything. And no, I’m not like Sheldon Cooper. I’m no genius (though that’s probably pretty obvious), and I do have some grasp of humor, sarcasm, humility and empathy. I’m not like Temple Grandin, I wasn’t non-verbal…

Guinea pig love

So, we have guinea pigs now. My son, my little man, as I often call him, has been dying for a pet. We’d talked about a dog, gone to a shelter and ¬†looked and found none that would work in our home. My son left crying when I had to explain to him it wouldn’t…

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Deer in the Headlights.

She caught my attention when I entered the caf√©, a young woman dressed in layers on a muggy day. She sat on a high stool in the corner, her bulky jacket, worn, dull and out of place surrounded by businessmen, parents, and the kids from the tennis facility next door. Beyond that first glance, she…

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A dream of a younger me.

  I had a dream last night that affected me emotionally, and lingered throughout the day. Even while I worked through my morning routine, I was still thinking about this very vivid dream. Though I had many distractions and other things that pulled my attention in varying directions, the message of this dream is still…