This Blog is Maturing

Hey folks. Due to the changes going on over at Tumblr, I've decided I'm going to shut down my account there on or before December 17th. That means I'll be moving some of my more mature fan art commissions to this blog. That means this blog will be flagged as "mature" (and I already started... Continue Reading →

Good Reflections on a Bad Year

It's been a long time since I've had the motivation to write a blog post, but this time of year always leads me to reflecting on the past, and this year is no exception. My 2016 started off pretty bad, fighting to keep my husband from drowning in despair, and then losing him anyway. Not... Continue Reading →

Moving On

It's now been four months since I lost my husband to depression. Losing a loved one is never easy, but I think even more so when it's a beloved spouse. At times it can be soul-crushing. There are days my heart aches and I struggle to breath. Yet, despite that, there are also days I... Continue Reading →

How I Grieve

Everyone has opinions on just about everything, including how a person should grieve. Apparently, according to some people, I'm not grieving right. Clearly I must not have loved my husband because I'm not completely broken and despondant. I'm not running out and joining grief counseling groups or private counseling sessions. I tell these people that... Continue Reading →


On January 31, 2016 my husband lost his long battle with depression. I've spent a lot of time talking to many people about what happened. One thing that strikes me in all this is how completely surreal it all feels. The fact that I went from being happily married to a widow in far less... Continue Reading →

Why I Write

I write for many reasons, just as I have, and do, read for many reasons. The main reason, however, is an escape from reality. Now I am, for the most part, a very optimistic person. I see the bright side of most situations. However, I have always been surrounded by sadness in one form or... Continue Reading →

The Deepening Divide

It breaks my heart to see how divided people in the US are becoming over issues of race, gender, sexuality and other such topics. I was born and grew up in the 1970s and 80s. I saw a lot of progress being made towards people seeing each other as human beings. Looking at the individual... Continue Reading →

Goodbye Bubblews

For the past year or so I've been posting articles in a site known as Bubblews. As of today, November 15, 2015, it was officially shut down with the following message. The writing had been on the wall, so to speak, for awhile now. There hadn't been much interaction from staff or moderators in months... Continue Reading →

A Solution for Bullying

Bullying and what to do about it has been a hot topic for awhile now. There are lots of anti-bullying campaigns, trying to educate kids and parents about why it's wrong to be a bully. I think in some cases we are getting a little extreme on the anti-bullying front, where in some cases a... Continue Reading →

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