June, 2014

    So Much To Write About

    There is infinite value in a good therapist. Since losing my position last week my depression has become harder and harder to keep tapped down. Depression isn’t something that ever just goes away. It’s something that you learn to control through changes to your thinking and to your lifestyle (and also the application of some good […]

    Nothing Much to Write About

    I have not been in the blogging mood of late. What is there to blog about? I have no job. Every job application I submit is in His name, a reminder that, as of right now, I have no concrete transition plan. There’s no name change on my calendar anytime soon! And every night I lay down […]

    Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)

    So I’ve had a few days to let all this sink in, as well as to overcome an insomnia issue I’d been having even before the job loss. The latter is getting better, thanks to the right pharmacological interventions. And the former? It’s … sinking in. Not surprisingly, I have received a lot of well-intentioned advice […]

    Houston, We Have a Problem

    This was my Monday, in brief: Lost job. Lost transition plan. Lost hope (for a little while). I’m feeling better now, relatively speaking. I got a serviceable severance package and I’m already starting to think through the next steps. I’m polishing my resume, I’m reading job boards, and I’m generally trying to make this a […]

    An Unexpected Hiatus

    Hey, sorry, no Writing 101 today. I just lost my job and I’m not feeling the whole writing thing right now. More tomorrow.

    Mom Mom’s Sloppy Joes (W101)

    Catching up with Writing 101 on a Saturday morning. June 13, 2014 — Tell us about your favorite childhood meal — the one that was always a treat, that meant “celebration,” or that comforted you and has deep roots in your memory. This is a pretty easy one for me, as there’s one meal that has […]

    Intersectionality (W101)

    Still playing catch-up on the Writing 101 thing. Honestly, I may skip Wednesday’s prompt, as it’s an old trope of creative writing classes that I’ve probably done a half dozen times before and I don’t feel that it would challenge me in any meaningful way to write. But Thursday’s prompt is a fun one; albeit […]

    Some Interesting People (W101)

    It’s week two of this blogging challenge! I was going to write a trans-centric “update” sort of post this weekend, but just lost track of the time. It has been my goal to make these posts appropriate to the theme of the blog whenever possible. So here goes … June 9, 2014 — Who’s the most […]

    Vagabond Verbiage (W101)

    Late, late in the day here, but I vowed to get this one done before midnight. June 6, 2014 — You stumble upon a random letter on the path. You read it. It affects you deeply, and you wish it could be returned to the person to which it’s addressed. Write a story about this encounter. […]