the Big Picture

On Sorority, on Fraternity

This statement from some of the women on the Pan Hellenic council is more than just a breath of fresh air: it’s a “where have you  been for the last thirty years?” To be clear, I have never joined a sorority. I came from a household where I was frequently advised against them – they were expensive, for snobs, etc.… Read more →

Booster Rockets: Engagement

What has worked with me for booster rockets? With Alissa, a dinner once every month or two works well. With Tonya, we make appointments for Google Hangout – it usually ends in hysterical laughter. With Cynthia, who is quite good at helping me through the “what the hell was that?” reactions to human experience, seeing […] Read more →

Supplies: 5 Fuse Lighters

Fuse lighters – popularly known as muses – are people that inspire you/get you all excited to create. There usually is a sexual energy to it, an attraction: most of the time, you are supposed to use this attraction to create, rather than, to, ah…create. This particular meditation is great for me. One of the […] Read more →

Supplies: the Problem Minitiuarizers

Problem minitiuarizers are usually one-uppers. They always have a bigger problem than you, their pain is more important than yours, no one has ever gone through what they have gone through. In my experience, these are usually women – and their intent is more directly non-benign.  In men’s case, they are completely unaware of how […] Read more →

Supplies: My Booster Rockets

I am blessed with a lot of friends that really do give me an amazing boost with their faith in my ability to create: Jaime Dawn Cat Lisa Tonya Xiane Angelique Alissa Jill D. Jill F. That is definitely not all of them. I have amassed a collection of truly rare and stunning female friends. […] Read more →

Supplies: Wanted Skills

  Wanted: More dancing, maybe a performance or two thrown in. Burlesque preferred; bellydance acceptable. More sense of fun and cameraderie. A good laugh while working once in awhile. Stronger, publishable fiction highly desired. Some zine writing – and the courage to do so – also preferred.Filed under: Supplies Read more →