Can you expound on the mentorship one, please?
My question/concern is how much of my experience would be applicable or useful. Especially given the issue of white privilege. How could/would this be overcome?
Thank you for some truly excellent articles to draw me a clear roadmap to becoming a better ally.
I went shopping on Saturday. I went to three grocery stores and one drug store type place, as well as the fabric shop. I spent about £400. Yes, I am one of those. But I am not a #panicbuyer. And there was not a single loo roll among my purchases. You see, I am a #prepper. I have been to varying degrees all of my life. But for the first time ever, I feel content with my stock after this shop.
A panic buyer has no idea what they are doing or why. They see something about toilet paper trending…
Meghan and Harry are all over the news this week. Even more so than usual. And while I respect that this is the personal decision of a couple, trying to save their marriage and raise a happy, well-adjusted child, it is also a socio-political matter. A chance for not just the UK but this world to address long-held inequalities in class, race, and governance.
I’m an American that has lived in the UK for over thirteen years. Some of the problems that Meghan is facing are ones that I have struggled with, perhaps on a different scale, of course. Not…
It is the first day of the New Year. And a new decade. It may also be the most crucial time in our human history. Our planet Earth, the Great Mother, is on the verge of disaster. And it is our fault. We have used and abused her.
I don’t believe it is too late. Humans have always had an ingenuity and a will to survive that have seen our species through so much.
But we must take up that gauntlet NOW. We cannot afford to keep going on as we have been, being led by our incessant need for…
Today is Friday, the 13th. It is also the results of elections here in the UK, where I have lived for, ironically enough, thirteen years. Many people are making connections between the two. At @HomeCrazzyHome, we have joked for weeks about it being the beginning of the apocalypse.
But today has greater significance for us than superstition or election results. It is the beginning of a new way of life for our family. Today, my partner Alan Cox retires. Well, technically, he has to go back on the 31st for a day. So, I am calling this semi-retirement. …
As a writer, I have struggled to find advice that works for me. Don’t get me wrong. There is a plethora of it out there.
· Don’t use adverbs. Ever.
· Don’t use big words when small ones will do.
· And my all-time least favorite…Show. Don’t tell.
Those messages can be overpowering and disheartening. Especially for those of us, for whom writing is a passion and art, rather than a way to make money. When you are constantly bombarded with ‘advice’ only about what will sell, it is easy to get discouraged.
It was a cold winter that year. I remember playing under our ugly yellow-brown Formica kitchen table. My great-grandmother, whom I called Nanny, was drinking instant black coffee at seven in the evening with her friend, Miss Ethel. Miss Ethel was grieving; her husband had died that summer. A heart attack, I think; I was too young to remember such things accurately. But these women spent that winter drinking coffee, dying Miss Ethel’s greying hair a fashionable platinum blond, and reminiscing about their married lives, especially the Great Depression. …
Is competition a good thing for writers?
Today is November 1st. It is the first day of National Novel Writing Month, better known as #NaNoWriMo. An international online challenge to write a fifty-thousand-word novel in thirty days. This is my seventh time participating. I have ‘won’ just twice.
It bodes the question: are such competitions useful for writers?
Let me be clear before we go any further; I am not talking here about authors whose goals may be more commercial and for whom competition such as best-seller lists and income may come naturally.
This article is geared to writers, artists…
If you clicked on this article out of curiosity, thinking what is this #Preptober and what the heck is a pantser, let me catch you up quickly.
November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as #NaNoWriMo. It is a worldwide, online challenge to write a fifty-thousand-word novel in thirty days. That works out to one-thousand-eight-hundred and sixty-seven words per day, give or take — a pretty hefty number for many writers. As a result, many use the month of October to get ready for the challenge, thus calling is #preptober.
As for pantsers? Well, there are two basic types…
I took a walk this morning through the park near our @HomeCrazzyHome. It is the best that I can do in this realm of modernity. I cannot do as Henry David Thoreau did and simply move to Walden Pond. Though I recognize that a few people still try, and fewer still succeed. It is not an option for me. Neither though was that a viable option for other Transcendentalists like Ralph Waldo Emerson or Margaret Fuller. Thoreau was unique among his brethren in that he did not have the same obligations, such as families or careers.
As I walked the…
Tara is a #homemaker, #environmentalist, and #truthseeker. She writes about writing, her experiences as self-dx autistic, and saving our planet.