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I guess I should do one of those .

I'm a writer and poet. My blog is 15 years old. I'm a web designer and copyediter. I did a TEDx talk about the power of personal narrative. I've run a gratitude group for 8 years. I have 4 cats, but I only like them 2 at a time, because cats are terrible. I'll never forget that I rubbed a semi-famous person's belly instead of shaking their hand. I apparently love dying of embarrassment forever.

I’m going to extract myself from my last FB group after not checking any other parts of that terrible place for many, many months. Instagram will have to go away, too, as it’s part of Facebook. I got rid of Giphy. Now it’s just Twitter and this place once every few months.

Mastodon’s become the place I check in with every 3 months, because I’ve never fell into conversations here, whereas I can on every other platform. Am I in the wrong instance? I like the idea of Mastodon, but I haven’t found my footing.

This is a big one. I was sitting at my desk trying to get through some work, but I couldn't concentrate, and then all these words came to me. I haven't written like this in a long time, and, let me tell you, IT FEELS GOOD.

It's funny how I can publish my poems publicly for years and share them on stage in front of strangers several times over the last year, but reading them out loud on my little blog audio podcast had me frozen for months. Brains make such fun games of things.

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I finally put out the audio version of the 12 poems I wrote during National Poetry Month in April. I aim to do this for all my blog posts, but I psychologically bottlenecked myself about podcasting for a little while. Here they are:

I've started using Tootle as my Mastodon app. I'm undecided.

I'm starting up the third season of Stranger Things and holding my breath. They better do right by Eleven.

This late breakfast at my desk is a reminder to eat more plants, because we hate them and they deserve death.

This late breakfast at my desk is a reminder to eat more plants, because we hate them and they deserve death.

Here's my July 2019 Mixtape. It's 1 hour and 54 minutes long and has 33 singer/songwriter, alternative, psychedelic, punk, indie rock, rock, vocal, and pop songs from 6 different decades. Happy listening!

"Personal blogging, building my own life narrative outside the previous impediments of offline social expectations, let me discover a courage I didn’t ever believe I could possess before."
—I’m Apparently an Inveterate Liar When It Comes to Blogging, but It’s a Hope-based Kind of Lying,

Two of my Tweetdeck columns aligned in the most delightful way just now:

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