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7 Things About Me and The Versatile Blogger Award

7 Things About Me and The Versatile Blogger Award

7 Things About Me and The Versatile Blogger Award – #1) I’ve always wanted to walk the Red Carpet Susan Sarandon style, 60 plus and still sexy. I’m no where near 50 and she is actually 65, well I’m closer to 50 than I want to admit… you get the point.  It is favorable to […]

LOVE - Oregon Says I Do, and So Do My Boys

LOVE – Oregon Says I Do, and So Do My Boys

LOVE–Oregon says I do, and so can my boys Dustin and Mark, legally!  I cried when I heard this news. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane struck down Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage Monday, May 19th. The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) requested a stay with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to prevent Judge McShane from issuing […]

Arizona: Serving up a New Era of Jim Crow

Arizona: Serving up a New Era of Jim Crow

Arizona: Serving up a New Era of Jim Crow – Arizona Discrimination Law  –  I’ve lived most of my life in fear, however, I made the choice to remain silent, for the most part. I was on a weekend news fast that came to a halt early this morning when I received several messages via […]

ye pay it BACKWARD...ye pay in NOW...ye pay it FORWARD

ye pay it BACKWARD…ye pay in NOW…ye pay it FORWARD

I have not been completely doing my part scratching my fellow’s backs.  I recently wrote a blog post on paying it forward and, my overseas Scotsman, author, and blogger friend Seumas Gallacher wrote a post regarding NEARLY the same as mine. “ye pay it BACKWARD… ye pay it NOW… ye pay it FORWARD… and ye […]

The Washington State Marijuana Conundrum

The Washington State Marijuana Conundrum

Washington State is swirling in a Marijuana Conundrum. In November of 2012 Washington State voters approved Initiative 502, which provides for the legal recreational use of marijuana. Never mind that the federal government calls it a controlled substance, an illegal drug. Pay no attention to the recent problems of nearby Montana with  medical marijuana dispensary […]

DOMA and Prop 8 We Exhaled, Yet Who Can Marry?

DOMA and Prop 8 We Exhaled, Yet Who Can Marry?

After last weeks rulings handed down by the Supreme Court on DOMA and Prop 8 my friends extended “Congratulations” and said, “I know your family has been waiting a long time for this.” Friends also ask… Will Dustin and Mark’s marriage be recognized now?  The simple answer is “No.” What about when they move to […]

Exodus International: Families Waiting to Exhale

Exodus International: Families Waiting to Exhale

Families waiting to exhale, families like mine, were anticipating to hear today about possible decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court. We are all waiting for the high court to hand down any rulings involving California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.  It didn’t happen; however, there are other families needing to air […]

Lydia's Literary Lowdown: My First Official Interview

Lydia’s Literary Lowdown: My First Official Interview

Holy SMACKS! Here I am not yet published and this unknown Montana girl is being interviewed on Lydia’s Literary Lowdown, at 3p.m. Mountain time, today, on WGGM Blog Talk Radio. The wonderful Radio Host, Lydia Aswolf, asked me to be a guest on her show  regarding my memoir EARLY OUT.  Today, my insides are a […]

The Nucleus

The Nucleus

I was given an assignment in my 406 Workshop, write the nucleus.  Here I am, out of college, and now I have an assignment!  My workshop khaki baseball capped instructor (you know… the kind cool fishing guides wear) and I met at the University for a one-on-one, to discuss whatever I wanted to talk about.  […]

The Writing Community Now

The Writing Community Now

Reblogged from jessicaschaubbooks: All too often, I feel the sting of being a writer. Yes, a sting. It can be a lonely profession…when I’m doing it wrong. Let me explain: I do need a quiet place – or at least a place where I’m not responsible for any one else – to work. In that […]

The Way We Were: Blessings of a Matriarch

The Way We Were: Blessings of a Matriarch

Today, we celebrate the life of a great Matriarch.  My mother.  It doesn’t surprise me that she died on 12/12/12, that we put her obituary in the Sunday paper on Mother’s Day, or that we celebrate her life and have a memorial for her during Memorial Day weekend. Fifty family members are gathered at one […]

Getting Naked....among other things.

Getting Naked….among other things.

Getting naked, a scary concept for someone like me who lost 169 pounds and my flesh falls on me like a wrinkled elephant with miles of flapping loose skin. It’s a frightening thought.  What’s even more horrific for me–is getting naked in my writing.  I’ve been told (from my now good friends in the 406 […]

Reaching for the Moon and Well Laid out Plans...

Reaching for the Moon and Well Laid out Plans…

Reaching for the Moon and Well Laid out Plans… As a family we all are each so different.  Our hopes and dreams are different.  Our goals, different: I want to be a published writer; Dustin wants to open up a men’s dressy casual clothing store and be a published author as well; Michael wants to […]

Poker Face to the Guy on the Right

Poker Face to the Guy on the Right

Grandma the trickster has a good set of hearts to play out.  Got to clear that board of chips.  The hunt.  The game is double-decked, so someone could lay down before her.  Stalking, she looks to her right.  Distraction needed.  The ferret excuses herself to go to the bathroom, claiming she is nauseated.  While in […]

Listen spring, I want to wear my sandals again....

Listen spring, I want to wear my sandals again….

Yes, the sun is out and the birds are awake and making themselves heard this morning, but last night we had a winter storm making it feel like early February not late April, snow blowing in every direction.  I could see my breath this morning and my circa 1984 Schwinn is locked up at the […]

Kickstarter Quid Pro Quo, aka get moving Leisa!

Kickstarter Quid Pro Quo, aka get moving Leisa!

I’ve been working on my novel since Spring of 2011.  Yikes! Here we are two years later and I finally get the nerve to ask a friend what they thought of my excerpts thus far. He looked hesitant, and afraid of me.  “Give it to me, I want to know.” I said.  His reply, “I […]

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