What’s the opposite of HUMP?

I have gone to HUMP! for several years in a row now.  I enjoy seeing the creativity of the port films people have submitted for the show.  I enjoy laughing and cheering and cringing at what is part of the about 20 short-porn film show.  At the end, since Portland and Seattle are the two…

This Week’s Friday Feelz

Continuing on last week’s idea (see that post), I am doing another Friday Feelz post where I share tidbit of what I am feeling this week. Here goes…. Tired: I usually roll my eyes at those who complain about the start and end of daylight savings time because I rarely have issues adjusting – and,…

Tuesday’s Internal Dialog, So Far….

7:30 am – WTF is this email about? 8 am – So why are we having this meeting? 8:05 am – Who the fuck would actually do it this way? 8:15 am – They are worrying about maybe $50-100, but there are 8 people in this room who are now focused on this missing $100…

Motivational Monday

A week or so ago, I heard Rabbi Jonathan Sacks speak on Ted Radio Hour. He talked about how glorifying individual groups is stifling dialog – and how the real return to community is through dialog. I recommend you go here and listen to his seven and a half minutes of audio. I haven’t watched…

A Glimpse Into The Kink Party….

The music filled the space.  Some people were moving with it – others were moving to the music within.  Interspersed amongst the music, you heard laughter and conversation and moans and screams.   It seemed to just add to the music – it was almost part of the music. Unlike other events, I had lots…

Friday Feelz

I’m stealing this idea from a (now-former) Portland Thorns soccer player (Kendall) who has a neat website and newsletter surrounding women in soccer called Arrow Living. She came up with the name based on this quote: She writes about a lot of things that inspire here including her own story as a professional athlete. She…

Mental Health Day

This week has been a rough one.  I woke up this morning realizing what it was doing for my health. The starts of the head cold that I thought I had kicked last week was back today.  In hindsight, it has been fighting to come back for the last few days.  I was exhausted –…

25 out of 31

25 out of 31 days is how many days last month I blogged. Damn. I was trying to go for every day, but that didn’t happen and that’s ok. It was nice sitting down and organizing my thoughts and just sort of talking into the ether, as I like to call it. And some of…

Samhain

I learned about Samhain when I was reading a book set in Ireland.  Samhain was Halloween – when the line between the living and the dead is thin.  The dead can cross easily back into the land of the living – to visit, to cross over. Later I learned from my Wiccan friends that it was…