Category Archives: My Thoughts

So Many Feathers in My Mouth from Eating All of This Crow

Late last night, my husband and I came home from a week-long trip to Austin, Texas. We drove there to visit Greg’s youngest son, Wesley, his wife, Brandi, and their four-year-old son, Gabriel. We also visited Greg’s nephew, Shane, who … Continue reading

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Work Songs, Night Skies, and Animal Love

My husband drove me to Farmington, New Mexico, to look at laptops for sale in Best Buy. We contemplated buying one, debating whether we could spend the money right now. I felt pretty stressed out, and just wished I could … Continue reading

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The People’s Climate March, Pretty Pictures, and Some Book News to Share

Saturday, April 29, 2017 marked President Trump’s 100th day in office as well as the People’s Climate March, and there was a local climate march in Durango, Colorado, which I attended. My friend Hannah went with me, and since the … Continue reading

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Writing While Ableist

So I am about to do something I’ve never seen a mainstream author do before, which is to criticize my own work for negative discourse. You might be wondering, “What the hell does that even mean?” since “discourse” is defined … Continue reading

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A Goat Named Chorny

A brief warning that there are some racist terms ahead. Readers sensitive to racial slurs might want to skip this post. Thanks.             I have been doing some very haphazard research for my current work … Continue reading

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When I Am Reading a Book and Turn into Satan

On September 10, 2016, after the awards banquet for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference, I bought a pile of books from some of the local authors hosting tables at the book sale that night.       … Continue reading

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I Went to a Fractious Town Hall, and So Did Princess Sparkles

Friday, April 7 ended up being a day of living my social activist values. I was invited to give a short presentation to a sociology class at Fort Lewis College about my work organizing the Standing on the Side of … Continue reading

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