Beyond the Cliff | Laura van Dernoot Lipsky | TEDx Washington Corrections Center for Women Laura's TEDx Talk She gives great workshops with continuing education credits if you're interested as well. My review of her book Trauma Stewardship is here.
Hubs: "I think I'm going to let her try some cat food - it won't hurt her. She wouldn't want to play with it after she tasted it!" Me: "Honey, don't Christopher Titus our child."
Confronting these old body habits is a regular thing for me in the locker room. I don't think I've ever felt comfortable in any locker room, really. My anxiety about what people see when they are looking at me is particularly acute when I'm not wearing clothes.
Our town is covered in smoke from the wildfires in the state. The air is not really safe to breathe... Stay inside if you can, Spokane! ❤
Lord of the Changing Winds by Rachel Neumeier Lord of the Changing Winds (Griffin Mage, #1) by Rachel Neumeier This book was hard to get into - there were some complex concepts swirling around in the first few chapters, and some plot devices that the author didn't want to give away. When they were revealed later… Continue reading Review: Lord of the Changing Winds
Go read this article and then come back. Got it? Okay. When I first read this, I wondered why I didn't remember any of the examples his uses in his paragraph about "this month's latest scandals." Then I looked at the date, and it was from last year. February of last year, to be precise. This… Continue reading convo with Ryan: on media & outrage porn
Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others by Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky, Connie Burk This is a great book for anyone who has experienced trauma, is a caregiver (of any kind, personally or professionally), or who is a student of the human story. The author chronicles how secondary trauma exposure is… Continue reading Review: Trauma Stewardship
I was going through a box of old photos. I found this gem. It was from a play, wasn't it, Eric? A collection of poems or something? We performed in the Amphitheater, I remember that.
Edited to Add: This happened, and Jezebel picked it up. Those Lilac City Roller Girls are badass. Ahem: The review. This review is from a few years ago, but it stands, I think. Yes, you should read this book. Yes, it is problematic as hell, to think that our media can be manipulated so blithely… Continue reading Review of Trust Me, I’m Lying & Spokane News is Wierd
Look at these gorgeous New Yorkers. They'll shank you if you don't follow the walking rules.