So…all over the news, states are lamenting the fact that they now have a serious teacher shortage. Why? Because the fringe right has been calling teachers “groomers”. Then there are the mean-spirited report of teachers offering kids banned books, supporting LGBTQ+ teens, or allegations that CRT is being taught in their classroom. They’ve declared war… Read More Be Careful What You Ask For…Part II
You might think that I’m going to talk about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe V. Wade today and make no mistake that is a big Ouch, but not what I can talk about just yet. It’s way too raw for me after the other decision on gun rights. All I can say is… Read More Ouch
Although I knew that pride month has its roots in the Stonewall Riots that began with a raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York, on June 28th, 1969, what I did not realize was that for activists pride marches are seen as protests not parties. I’ve always viewed pride month as… Read More Happy Pride Month
I believe it’s time for a hard pivot away from sex and onto politics. I have a special gift for y’all today. I asked award-winning author Karen Richard to do a guest blog for me since she is far more knowledgeable on the topic. Here are her words of wisdom: In light of the leaked… Read More Whose rights are they anyway?
I came across several articles addressing this topic, wondering if it is different for lesbians or women loving women versus heterosexuals. While it is a biological fact that women of menopausal age develop thinning of vaginal walls and experience more vaginal dryness which certainly has an effect on the woman’s sex life, this does not… Read More Sex After Fifty…
This past week has had highs and lows…just like life. I’ve often heard that if life was all rainbows and unicorns every day of the week, we would not be able to distinguish between the good and bad times. The lows are there so that we can appreciate the highs without getting complacent and expecting… Read More Life is a mixed bag…
We are in a particularly scary moment in history fueled by social media. Facebook and Twitter expand the principles of the mob mentality. Throw in power differentials and we have a powder keg. Recently, my wife showed me a horrific news story about an Iranian lawmaker offering three million to assassinate Trump. I stayed away… Read More Mob Mentality
The other day I was talking with my brother in law and sister on how best to help my father who is starting to need a lot more support to live independently. Of course, for us, the logical conclusion is for him to sell his home and move into an assisted living facility. He does… Read More Lesbian Communes for Mature Adults
Last weekend I finally had the whole weekend to kick back and tuck into a good book (or rather four). I wasn’t writing anything because I am protesting NANO. Every November I push back against the pressure of having to write an entire book in a month. Sure, I’ve done that before, but I don’t… Read More Exploding Eggs Standard
I joke around a lot, especially in that nerdy, socially awkward way that introverted writers tend to gravitate to – well maybe not all introverted writers…. In this respect I resemble the main character, Mabel in my new book, Out of This World. However, when I post that I was dancing or singing in my… Read More We Are Family…..