I haven't posted in awhile, or posted regularly. There are lots of reasons for it, but there's one that stands out: Fear. (Well, fear and a deep annoyance at the internet. At least a few times weekly these days, I think we need to turn off the internet completely. So annoyed, sometimes deeply troubled, at the lies, the hate, the loss of an essential part of our humanity, a loss amplified by the internet.) Do we admit this publicly? We're not supposed to be fearful, right? We'
Ah, BlogHer. It's one of those conferences that's so large, attracts such a diverse group, and has evolved so much that it's difficult to categorize. And that's just fine by me. I see so many varied opportunities to meet with different people who write and organize from the political to the personal and everyone in between. (And that's been one of the most heartening developments for me, to see bloggers start out on one topic and then grow beyond it and allow their voices to
It's November, and that means my inbox has a backlog of emails preparing me for WRITING LIKE CRAZY. Apparently, November, that month of family holidays, inspires creativity. Or maybe it's that November, that month of family holidays, cried out for some outlet to save it from becoming known as the emotional pressure cooker month everyone (secretly?) dreaded. In any case, if writing is your emotional outlet and/or creative haven and/or intellectual pleasure, then you may find i