What PRIDE means to me

What PRIDE means to me

In June 2019, I was overwhelmed with love as people took to the streets of my Minneapolis hometown for the largest PRIDE turnout in our history. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the community showed up to celebrate how far we’ve come and to...
Coping with loneliness part 2: what’s working for me

Coping with loneliness part 2: what’s working for me

    Six months is long time to do nothing. Or what feels like a lot less of everything.  Physical distancing, self-isolation, and quarantining are intended to keep us safe, yet these COVID precautions have also produced an unintended result: intense...
How to cope with loneliness

How to cope with loneliness

  As a writer, I spend more time alone than not.   Under a lamp immersed in a book over a cup of tea. In front of a laptop, toying with phrases until I’m satisfied the words have come together just right. Spending long stretches of time in my own company is a...