I fell back into my Christmas card-sending habit this year. (Or perhaps it might be more accurate to say the habit fell back onto me, as the unsent cards came tumbling down in a glittery mess from the closet top shelf during a recent attempt at cleaning). A lot can change in a year. Based … Continue reading Glittery Greetings and Gifts of Trust
I sit in the pub with a pint and a laptop, typing frantically, focused on my work, my words. Out of the corner of my eye though, I sometimes see the concerned looks. Sometimes notice the pity. It’s the holidays, and they think I’m alone. I’m not though, not really. I’m with you. … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
I lost an acquaintance on Tuesday. His unfamiliar face greeted me when I logged on, beaming an entirely inappropriate grin. In a community which holds anonymity sacred, portraits bear only bad news. We moved in different circles, but shared the same interface. We met often but briefly, semi-strangers smiling pleasantly as we passed, … Continue reading Death of an Avatar
Cross-Posted from FetLife Before leaving the US, I used to spend my Saturdays working a few blocks away from Kensington and Somerset. There are some very nice places in Philadelphia. This was not one of them. Crime scene tape was a regular sight. Bars on windows came standard, at least for those not already … Continue reading Home
I recently had several scene friends come to visit me for a traditional music festival in my hometown. I was shocked at just how many had accepted the invitation- I had not realised there was such an overlap in interest. I am still buzzing from what was a wonderful week on so many levels, and … Continue reading Convergence
I've fallen behind on posting here, though for once I have a good (and pertinent) reason. I'm not quite sure how I fell into this particular project. I thought, when things started, that I had merely agreed to meet a few friends to do a small school role play on a Saturday afternoon. If it went … Continue reading Side Project
I remember reading somewhere that most blogs tend to go inactive within three years. Glad to have beaten those odds, though progress has been shaky at times. That said, this last year has been particularly special. I’ve thrown myself into the local scene, and am having a blast- and plenty of spankings. As this … Continue reading 3