Hello, beloved readers. You may have discerned my absence from this space for a little while now, which is not typical for me. Seems that perhaps some sort of explanation is in order.
I’ve been going through some difficult personal shit. Without getting into specifics, processing trauma and abuse—even many years later—is not exactly easy or fun, but it becomes absolutely critical when the unfortunate manifestations blindside you (again), seemingly out of nowhere. Suffice it to say that I have an amazingly supportive partner, a tight circle of friends (i.e. “chosen family”), and a skilled therapist* to guide me. In the meantime however, I am finding it very difficult to focus, concentrate and opine for your infotainment upon the vital and timely topics of fascist doucheweasels, patriarchal shitheads, racist conservatives, treasonous theocrats, native-born white d00ds in local bars suggesting an upside to the day’s news out of DC, terrorist squirrels and other assorted menaces.
Then again, I only have one rule—and one rule only—for posting: whatever I want, whenever I want.** So here, have some of that.
A shoe I want.
A gift I got.
A cake I made.
A car I saw.
A meme I get.
A view I love.
A cat I serve.
A recipe I tried.
(Moroccan semolina almond cookies with orange blossom water…YUM.)
For the time being, readers can probably expect more incoherent, irrelevant and/or random stuff, and even crappier customer service than usual.
Have a nice day.
*For those interested in such things, this therapist’s approach is based in part on the work of Bessel van der Kolk, which is new to me.
**I used to have one other rule for writing: don’t drink and blog. But that one obviously had to go, as it interfered waaaay too much with my drinking. ;D