A Promise to Venus, A Commitment to Myself

This post is a bit delayed. My life has not been conducive to writing lately. But it is New Year’s Eve, a time when many people are wanting to make positive, lasting changes in their lives, and the subject of this blog is in the same vein.

On the night of Winter Solstice, the beginning of a new Solar cycle and what many folks like me who honor the pagan traditions consider to be the official start of the New Year, I made a very solemn vow. It was something I had been considering in recent weeks, after my stay in the psych ward, as I faced the realization that my relationship was in ruins.

On that sacred night, in ceremony with friends, I vowed to commit myself to a period of celibacy. I will maintain this celibacy for approximately 17 months. This may seem like an arbitrary length of time, but it is based on something far more meaningful to me than a magic number. Read More

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All Stopped Up

Today, it seems,
my whole being has been
overtaken
by a heaviness
an unbearable pressure.

My face feels
puffy
bloated
but the mirror shows
no trace of such
discomfort.

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The Storm Before the Calm

In my dream, I was having a conversation. The other person was explaining to me that in order to initiate time travel it required certain environmental conditions that could only be found during lightning storms. Something about the ionic charge in the air perhaps? Thunder rumbled in the background as they made their preparations.

The thunder grew louder and I woke up.

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Intro: Why I am choosing to blog, right here, right now

Hello, old friends and new readers. As some of you know, I abandoned Facebook over a year ago, recognizing that they as a big corporation have become an evil empire primarily focused on pleasing their advertisers while ignoring the safety and well-being of their users. I used to be an avid fb user, installing the apps on my phone, sharing the details of my life frequently through written status updates and photos, sharing links to videos and articles that made me laugh or think, checking my feed multiple times per day, and using it to stay in touch with friends.

I do not miss Facebook. However, when I quit my fb habit cold turkey, I had already started to lose touch with my community.
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