We value your memories.

We value your memories.

Facebook shows me. Photos of old friends I’ve not seen in a decade, or more. It tells me people who don’t know me from Adam think I should go fund them. It applies a bolt of you know, those hormones that make you start, sweat, and feel like you’re not really here?...
I was 15 when they started school-shooter drills.

I was 15 when they started school-shooter drills.

A few days ago, I wrote this piece on Facebook in response to a Business Insider article about the riots at Capitol Hill on 6th January, 2021. In it, they said that Nancy Pelosi (the Speaker of the House) said that “rioters thumped on the door of the barricaded...
Just type: layers like duvets filled with lead

Just type: layers like duvets filled with lead

Just_type. No editing. Full-on whatever the hell comes out of the fingers goes on the screen. (I’ve not done this in a while). Sorry. Sorry for all of it. I’m trying to understand why I cannot easily focus right now. Trying to think about my mental health...
Good people are tired

Good people are tired

Last week, I posted a Facebook announcement to a group of woodworkers that I administer. The post reiterated our inclusive stance and made it explicit that we do not allow racist content, and won’t take down anti-racist work. For example, we refused to remove a spoon...
Pandemic Notes: layers, sleep, and it’s not yours to change.

Pandemic Notes: layers, sleep, and it’s not yours to change.

A week of sleepless nights. I thought for sure I’d be asleep straight away. But, closing ones eyes often opens up the mind and heart. Sometimes, they can be distracted by fun and games – light-hearted telly, breathing exercises. But, draw back, look at...