American Writer, Photographer, and Website Designer. Former career Fire and EMS Lieutenant. She/Her/Lesbian.

Category: Writing

  • My 2022 Reunion Tour

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    Ah, nostalgia. It’s the unavoidable memory of something from your past that strikes you unexpectedly and makes you feel warm inside. Usually this applies to positive experiences — but sometimes it can be painful to remember old times in your past when things weren’t so great. I was thinking about my childhood the other day…

  • I Prefer To Avoid The Trappings Of Modern Life


    I don’t have a television, a radio, or a newspaper subscription. I have a Facebook account and a Twitter handle, but I don’t use either platform very much. You might say that I’m living in the past, but I’m actually living in the present. I’m not avoiding modern day life, I’m simply choosing not to…

  • Closer To Fine By The Indigo Girls Reminds Me Of My Own Life


    I first heard Closer To Fine by The Indigo Girls when I was 16 and since then, it has always had personal meaning to me. Whether I’m feeling overwhelmed or going through something difficult, this song seems to remind me of how important it is to remember that you are never truly alone. It’s not…

  • 1984 By George Orwell


    The novel is set in Oceania, one of three intercontinental superstates that divided up the world after a global war. Orwell used England as a model for Oceania, but every other country was somehow involved in its creation: he based Eurasia on Russia and Eastasia on China. He created a new language called Newspeak to…

  • The Gender Binary is an Unnecessary Construct


    If you’re unfamiliar with the gender binary, it refers to the idea that there are only two genders and everyone falls into one of those two categories (male or female). It’s an idea that causes unnecessary strife in our society. While the concept is nothing new—people have believed in the gender binary since before we…

  • Animal Farm By George Orwell


    George Orwell’s Animal Farm may be categorized as an allegorical novella, but it’s far more than just an entertaining piece of literature. It’s considered one of the most important books to come out of the 20th century and has been cited as one of the most influential political novels ever written. The story follows a…

  • What It’s Like To Be Born With Female Pseudohermaphroditism


    My name is Thomas, and I was born with a condition called female pseudohermaphroditism. My condition means that while I was born with normal male genitals, I also had a functioning female set of internal reproductive organs. After a doctor encouraged me to intentionally cause myself harm because, as they were concerned, “people like you…

  • Is Intellectualism Dead? A Provocative Question For Our Times.


    In the last twenty years, intellectuals have been receiving increasingly rough treatment by the public and the media. The title of intellectual has, over time, become associated with negative stereotypes such as elitism, disengagement from reality, immorality and more. It’s worth wondering whether intellectualism has been driven to extinction or if it can experience another…

  • The Unlikely Muse: How T. S. Elliot Found Inspiration in Coffee Spoons


    A lot of people think that the genius poet and playwright T. S. Elliot was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but it was actually more like a coffee spoon. For T. S. Eliot, it was his favorite spoon—it was small and brown and had a nice heft to it—that gave him the…

  • Girl


    BedroomAlmost 4 AM on a ThursdayContentHalf crazy, half awakeHalf my life spent in half costume never really living I can be a heroI can be a friendI can be a loverI can hide the pain, feature the triumphs, and forget the failures I married a girlI dress girlI live girlI am girl Authentic. Rehearse a…