Cozy Winter Planning

It has been downright frigid here in the Pacific Northwest this week. Many of us have finally gotten to that time of the year in the northern hemisphere where we need to wear more layers, turn up the heat, and snuggle with our loved ones. A co-worker gave me some orchids and I was worried […]


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Rainy Days Are Here

The rainy season has started in Oregon. I love it so much. I’m the kind of person who will listen to thunderstorms on Youtube even when it’s sunny out. I’m also the type to listen to Christmas carols anytime of the year if I want a peaceful, cozy vibe. It’s all about the ambiance. I […]

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Moon and Sea

My mom always likes to tell me about how when I was little, I loved the moon: the moon Mommy…look at the moon. I always had an affinity for the moon. When I discovered witchcraft, I understood. The moon is about cycles and moods. It’s about mystery and secrets. The moon is the darkness and […]

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Learning to Slow Down

I lived fast for a lot of years…parties, after-parties, concerts, going to work on no sleep. I’ve discovered in the last decade that fast living is not my natural rhythm. Or at least it’s not now, but maybe it never was. I like to contemplate, to daydream, to ponder. Covid slowed me down even more […]

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Night Thoughts to Share

Sprinklers ringing out in the darkness heard through an open window. The whir of the fan and the quiet breathing of my partner beside me. The changes of our life together spreading, blossoming… stagnation breaking. Clean slates and moving forward after stuck-ness. Nothing is perfect ever. But it doesn’t have to be. All I crave […]

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Summer Nights & Aging

As soon as I was out of school and summer vacation was a thing of the past, I realized, though I’m a summer baby, summer is my least favorite season. I don’t like heat or bright sunlight and my Irish skin only burns and then turns pale again. It’s almost 7pm and it’s still two […]

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Life Lately

Welcome, welcome, welcome! Life is really just crazy. I’ve been searching for writing jobs because that’s what I love to do. I did get a contract with awhile back but the pay was out of proportion to the amount of work. I did, however, learn a lot about SEO and inclusive writing. Now is […]

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Trouble Sleeping

Laying in bed in the dark reading The Art of Non-Conformity with my love sleeping beside me. It’s been a whirlwind. Mere months ago we picked up and moved to Oregon just outside of Portland. It was a crazy idea but we desperately needed a big change. The trip here was harrowing. It feels like […]

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Rainy Day & Me

It’s dark, gray, and rainy out today. I can’t tell you how much I love it. This kind of weather makes me think. I realize that the difficult two years of my life where I was mostly off my bipolar meds really took a toll on my family and especially me. I changed a lot […]

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