The New York Times – For June Jordan and Muriel Rukeyser, the Arc of Moral Verse Bent Toward Justice Far Out – The songs Bob Dylan has played live the most Twitter – This beautiful summer sunset. The New York Times – He Couldn’t Remember That We Broke Up Twitter – Reminder Podcast – WeContinue reading “What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 8”
The sun has zapped all of my energy. I’m a shell of a human being. Where did I go? To sleep in my thoughts while my body leans against a couch, staring at nothing in particular, wondering what time it is with no way to check. Only the simple questions remain, emotions have been drainedContinue reading “Sun Tired”
For so many years, I lived in fear of what other people have to say. I was always afraid of what could happen if I spoke my truth. If I shared something, what would people think? What would they say? What would the inevitable response be? Recently, I realized it doesn’t matter what other peopleContinue reading “Both Things Can Be True”
Bonus – A random tweet I sent out somehow got a lot of attention. Ah, the Internet. Gotta love it.
Five years ago, I began to explore a truth about me I had buried all my life. I’m gay. When I was young, I didn’t know anyone who was gay. I knew I was different because I was gay. And because being different was weird as a kid, I convinced myself I liked boys becauseContinue reading “A Truth About Me”
Sitting in the shade with Mikey on the back deck. I’m reading a book, he’s under my legs. He looks so peaceful drifting in and out of sleep. I sip my chai latte and watch pollen float through the air. One lands on my cat, another lands on my dress. I cover my cup toContinue reading “Mikey And Me”
Vogue Magazine – The 15 LGBTQ+ Books We’re Most Excited About This Year The New York Times – A Recharged New York, Through Young Eyes The New York Times – New York Is Back. Now It Has a Second Chance The New York Times – A Summer of Reading Substack – Hot Divorcée Summer SubstackContinue reading “What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 6”
I love how summer returns you to yourself – Alex Dimitrov Summer is approaching. The warm air has returned. I’m happy taking photos of flowers and staying outside for hours. This is when I can breathe without worrying about my lungs freezing. I pay attention while getting lost in my thoughts, it’s a balancing actContinue reading “Summer”
New York Times – Transport Yourself With a Literary Escape This Summer LA Times – How Hailee Steinfeld learned to open up by playing poet Emily Dickinson Vogue – Shawn Mendes on How Meditation Has Transformed His Relationship—And His Sense of Self YouTube – Olivia Rodrigo – A Short Film (Vevo LIFT) Instagram – TheContinue reading “What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 5”
Noun. When my thoughts become overwhelming, I put my phone down and reset. I walk outside, sit somewhere quiet, and soak up the stillness. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I’m a work in progress in this journey called life.