Ganesha Cards: #1 Beginnings

From Whispers of Lord Ganesha by Angela Hartfield Endings precede beginnings. Or is it the other way around? Whatever you must give up or however you draw boundaries, know that newness 🌱 springs from seeds planted well below the light. The text reads: At the start of every endeavor, you will find Ganesha. This is […]

Abuelita: The Sorry is Sometimes Silent

I received this card yesterday for my birthday. It is a watercolor painting done by my grandmother Carmen Maria “Millie” Paradiso. She was always an artist but I never saw her work until she retired and participated in some classes. At first I thought it was a hobby. But her work is amazing! I have […]

Keep Saying “I do”

It’s a celebration this leap year! My college roommate from freshman year just got married…to the man she’s been with for 20 years. Since what happened in between is her story I’ll leave that to the Mrs.’ with the new last name. And three kids. The first entering our lives at the last weeks of […]

Your partner may be a misogynist…

Disclaimer: This list comes from nowhere specific and is about no particular couple. Your partner may be misogynistic in nature and you are on the other end of the experience. The notion of “hating womxn” seems harsh but it is something experienced on a daily basis in micro and macro aggressions. Womxn, here, can include […]

Nelsan Ellis: Eulogy for a True Blood

Nelsan Ellis (1977-2017) is best knows for his iconic work on the hit HBO show True Blood. He plays the short order cook with a penchant for telling you about yourself. Truly a great encapsulation of a queer person of color in a small Southern town. Lafayette was a character created to die in the […]


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