Covid Chronicles: Punk Rock 2s

I haven't written a blog entry for a while. Just before my last post, I discovered that my journey with my partner to become parents again had officially begun. To have children, we need a significant amount of medical support. I had just taken the blood tests (two blood tests and several regular impatient pregnancy [...]

Coach: Knowing your patterns

Photo by Patrick Fore on Unsplash For the last few years, I've been teaching courses around the business and logistics of writing through The Speakeasy Project. The reality is that many MFA programs never talk about the work of living as a writer. Particularly for POC folks who may not have the mentorship support through a MFA program [...]


Soon after the birth of my son, I developed a hashtag, which has started to gain some traction among my friends:  #ThisIsTheBeginningOfAnEssay.  It was an acknowledgement that my energy to write an extended essay is truncated by the energy needed for mothering and partnering.  I have been collecting snippets through Facebook especially, using the hashtag personally, [...]

Nearly two months in wandering

Just a few days after my last One Quote Response, my family and I headed off to Berlin for new adventures, a living exercise, a pointed practice of living a dream.  For several months now, Matteo and and I have been futurecasting, considering what our lives will look like in five, ten, and twenty years.  We [...]

One Quote Response: Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney C. Cooper

Eloquent Rage:  A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney C. CooperIt's been a minute since last I wrote my one quote responses, but since my last post, I finished How Long 'Til Black Futures Month? by N. K. Jemisin and Eloquent Rage:  A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney C. Cooper.  While Jemisin's book was [...]