Nervous Knots

True Confessions and Crochet

Prepping and Apocalypse Fiction

I grew up in the Southern Baptist church. I was fed Genesis and Revelation with my breakfast cereal, so Armageddon and the Antichrist were normal topics of conversation. My point … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thank You John Bradshaw

“Each family system has several categories of rules. There are rules about celebrating and socializing, rules about touching and sexuality, rules about sickness and proper health care, rules about vacations … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Sing, Sing, Sing

I always knew I wanted to sing. So I sang. And sang and sang and sang. I drove my brother and sisters crazy with the singing. I got some medals … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Letter of Regret From Your Anxious and Depressed Friend

Originally posted on talkingthisandthat:
Dear Friend, I was not always this way. I did not always hide away from the general public for months or weeks at a time. Once…

June 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Blogging Experience, Episode 2: When I Grow Up I Want To Be…

I’m 52 and still I struggle to finish that sentence. Once upon a time I wanted to sing for a living but I talked myself out of it. I attended … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mud Baths Are Not for the Faint of Heart

Y’all know I love to travel with Pookie, but he’s not my only travel companion. Sometimes I like to cash in some airline miles and head west on my own … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Help Me John Weisbarth!

I believe I’ve mentioned before that Pookie and I want to go tiny when we retire. For those not in the know, John Weisbarth is the cohost of Tiny House … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

5 Things Cis People Can Actually Do For Trans People (Now That You Care About Us)

Originally posted on The (Trans)cendental Tourist:
It’s been a weird year for trans people. Allow me to be more specific: It’s been a heated, daring, tumultuous, graphic, specularizing, aggressive,…

June 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Best Gay Boyfriend

Pookie is the love of my life and my best friend. We talk, we laugh, we cry, we cuddle, we argue, we make up. TDDUP, we say…’til death do us … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

Cooking Tiny

When it comes to cooking, scale has always been a problem for me. I recall a particular dinner party, back in the early days of Pookie+Michele. Six people, including us. … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

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