Souls hibernate too.

Rather than simply watching Groundhog Day on the 2nd, I also watched the livestream of the real Punxsutawney Phil. Just like in the movie, he saw his shadow and declared six more weeks of winter. It’s almost like the season starts on the vernal equinox or something. Haha! It’s March 20th this year, by theContinue reading “Souls hibernate too.”

Carnival Season is in Full Swing

Twelfth Night (January 6th) marked the end of Yuletide and the start of Carnival season. That means it’s now acceptable to eat king cake! So far, I’ve had four: a classic from two places, a Bavarian cream-filled, and an apple cheesecake one. So far, my favorite is still the classic cinnamon with a healthy balanceContinue reading “Carnival Season is in Full Swing”

Jumpin’ January! I’m late!

I had a slow start to 2023. Last month, I received a letter from the Secretary of State, informing me that my appeal has ended, concluding that the UK Home Office was wrong to deny my application. I sent my passport back to New York that very day. I haven’t heard anything since then. InContinue reading “Jumpin’ January! I’m late!”

Bath

Between the abbey, the cobblestone streets, quaint bridges, and the Roman Baths, there is plenty to enjoy in the City of Bath. This collection is from early 2022 and is far from complete. At some point, I will share photos of the abbey. For now, marvel at the historic site, where so many amazing writersContinue reading “Bath”

Kew Gardens

The photos I’m sharing this week are of Kew Gardens in January of this year. I was over the moon about the ice and frost that covered the plants. I have many more photos than these, but I wanted to highlight the majesty of the cold. The steaming earth enchanted me. The birds sliding aroundContinue reading “Kew Gardens”

Photo Blog Month

I’ve decided to give NaNoWriMo a shot this year. I did it a few times in years past and won two or three times, but that was a long time ago. Time to try again! That being the case, I’m going to blog for the next few weeks the same way I did last week:Continue reading “Photo Blog Month”

Slow Steps

Tomorrow is World Mental Health Day, a day for global mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against social stigma. This is a topic near and dear to my heart, as I and many people in my life have grappled with our mental health at some point in our lives. Depression and anxiety are huge presencesContinue reading “Slow Steps”

My Teachers, My Inspiration

World Teachers Day is Wednesday, and in honor of the profession I once had, I thought I would share a bit about what I once taught. My specialty was a survey of British literature. I started each text with an overview of its place in history. After all, context matters. We would then read theContinue reading “My Teachers, My Inspiration”

Double Mortality Awareness

I didn’t post yesterday because some nonsense took place before I got up that morning. The sun had already illuminated the sky, but I was still in bed. I heard a pop somewhere outside then the power died. Because I sleep with a CPAP, there was no chance of rolling over and going back toContinue reading “Double Mortality Awareness”

Crystal Green – Any kind of green you want!

Post-Op Update: Friday, my doctor gave me the green light to return to a pretty much normal life. I can soak in the bathtub, return to the gym (just no heavy weights yet), sip some wine, and have non-penetrative sexual contact. I will have a final checkup in a couple weeks to make sure thatContinue reading “Crystal Green – Any kind of green you want!”