How a hug rippled across time

I’ve had a really hard time lately feeling safe outside my home. We’ve been attacked by neighbors calling my Hispanic husband and half-Mexican / half-Irish kids racist names. My daughter has been bullied at school to the point we have her in therapy now – which we are paying for out of our own pockets…

2019 – The year I stopped choosing death

The day I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder was one of the happiest in my life – trust me I know how weird that sounds. If you had been told for years that you had a personality disorder, mood disorder, psychotic disorder, etc because NO doctor bothered to do actual blood tests then finding…

My 9 year old “came out” and didn’t realize it

I grew up in an Irish Catholic home and didn’t have ANY exposure to the LGBTQ community for years yet somehow always felt ‘different’ than the world around me. I was so sheltered I didn’t even understand sex, romantic feelings, hell I was even raised to believe that tampons were forbidden because they took away…

You should try dancing with me in the rain

It’s been pouring rain the last few days, the kind that seems to have whispers of Jazz music woven into the raindrops so you hear the rhythm as it falls from the dark sky. If you stand still enough you can feel the wind envelope you into its warm embrace so even as you become…

Heartbreaking when women attack one another

I had been stalking AMC’s site so I could buy tickets ASAP and I was lucky enough to be the first one to purchase tickets for my 2 daughters and I which didn’t go on sale until Tuesday of this week for the Friday regular showings. Unfortunately a lady decided to buy tickets for her…

Kids’ 2 Half Days of School? Happiness….

Today Tuesday, 30 May is the last full day of school for my girls. Tomorrow is their Awards Day and Thursday is classroom parties; both days they only attend for a few hours. Now I know that may seem like a hassle to have to get up early, go through all the normal school day…

Time to Declare War on Religion

Since the beginning of time, as far as we know, humans have been a spiritual lot. Before the advent of science, and even after, humanity needed a way to explain the world around them. When and where to plant crops. The changing of the seasons. Life, death and after. How to treat people. That last…

How Christians Can Force You into Atheism

I was raised Catholic and it never occurred to me that I should be anything else especially since my family can trace it’s lineage back hundreds of years. In the 1000+ years of documented family drama every generation has been a part of the Catholic Church to the point they were involved in many groups…

The Wall was built and NO ONE cared

“KEEP OUT” Mexicans Even if you’re just trying to attend church A funny thing happened a while back. A wave of anti-immigration began to take over the U.S. which then swept over pretty much the entire Hispanic community; after all it’s not like you can look at someone from that community and know whether they…