Crown of Fire

thoughts, musings, rants, displays of gratitude, and mishaps

Not so deep thoughts on 40

I turned 40 a while back. I admit, I had kinda been dreading it, but honestly, I was unsure exactly why. Perhaps I feel like I've run out of that gorgeous potential all young people seem to sparkle with. Perhaps... Continue Reading →


Imbalance, Unfairness, and Things We Do for Love

But I do it. I censor myself. A lot. Because I love those kids. And one day they’ll turn 18 and then we can talk about whatever the fuck we want.

Old World vs New World

I was so inspired by all of the art & architecture I saw in London & Dublin. I was inside more than one 12th-century church, for crying out loud. Just walking down the street, I could look up at a... Continue Reading →


Yes, I take medication. Yes, it helps. No, it doesn't "cure" me. Depression still just shows up sometimes, puts its boot on my neck and I have to just keep going, like I'm not flat on my back, choking.

Luck? or Lookin’ Out?

Sometimes I wonder if The Divine is watching out for me in weird ways, or if I’m just lucky? For example, I got an oil change from a local shop recently. They didn’t reattach an air-intake tube of some sort,... Continue Reading →


I am often reminded that most men, especially men with lots of power, have NO CLUE how much privilege they have. The very idea of responsibility doesn't even enter into their equations. Tweet this hateful statement, touch this person without... Continue Reading →

Hope? Nope.

The reason I'm so freaked out about Trump is I've spent my entire life in a country where corruption and injustice were a thing, but not an in-your-face/down-your-throat kinda thing. It's as if America has been flayed and we're all... Continue Reading →

Things I saw today

Traffic slowed and I learned why when I saw a massive buck splayed on the tarmac.

A little bit softer now…

I think what hurt more than the abuse is that no one seemed to take me seriously and help me.

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