I am a writer, genealogist, a Humanist Pagan/Atheist, life long autodidactic student of world religions, history, anthropology, politics, sexuality, body acceptance, trauma, and healing. This blog is about my life, studies, beliefs, and interests including art, culture, fashion, cuisine, health, challenges, sexuality and more.
I participate in NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, every year. It takes place from November 1st until November 30th and the goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Easier said than done, but you can get a lot of support and encouragement on this site.
Why not check it out and if you join, be sure to add me as a writing buddy.
Please come and visit my blog and see what is new there.
I like learning new things and one those is learning new languages. Right now I’m learning Japanese on Duolingo. I’ve also used this site to learn French, Dutch, and Chinese.
Recent Blog Posts
I made this every Christmas for my kids, they didn’t care for gingerbread cut-out cookies, but they loved the gingerbread cake. The lemon topping is like lemon curd and then we topped both with whipped cream. It’s still a favorite of mine. Lemon-Topped Gingerbread 1/2 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup whole wheat flour1/4 cup molasses1/4 cupContinue reading “Recipe of the Day: Lemon-Topped Gingerbread”
It’s just barely the beginning of December, and already I’ve seen three posts that claim that the song “The 12 Days of Christmas” is a Christian code for Biblical teachings. This has been going around online for about 25 years. Just because someone posts it and insists that they found it on the Internet doesn’tContinue reading “The Meaning of the Christmas Song “12 Days of Christmas””
I saw a quote today that summed up how I feel. “There is no way that I’m going to accept an unjust reality!!” I am adopting this as my new motto. For: “All Black Lives Matter” (until black lives matter, no lives matter) Civil Rights for all (not just for white privilege) Gay Rights forContinue reading “My New Motto”