Monthly Reader Love :3

I haven’t done it for months! This is a tag I created for myself to share posts every month that I like, along with making some cool lines bold.




I feel sorry for the kids growing up around my place.  They’ll never know what it feels like to try to walk quietly thru the woods and try to sneak up on some squirrels or deer as they feed. …They’ll never know what it feels, smells like and sounds like to walk thru the leaves in the woods.  Even my grands associate all of that with “getting dirty”.  They haven’t learned that “getting dirty” is a part of growing and having fun.- A Few Thoughts

Deep in the hold, gripped tight by the billowy roll and rock of a sleepless ocean, the cargo stirs. Weight shifts on creaky deckboards, seeking balance and rest. Chains shake and rattle, testing their limits of free play.-100 word story: Birth of the Blues

There is such a thing as feeling in a way that is delayed (by minutes or even weeks or more- depending on how weak or strong the processing is). This means the emotion isn’t SHOWING at the “appropriate” time frame. But it’s appropriate, entirely appropriate for some folks like myself. Just accept that not everyone is like you.-Oops, My Aspergers Is Showing!

The instructor had a stack of flashcards with words such as “good” “bad” annoying” “life threatening” etc This had to do with reactions to different relationship behaviors that we were reading from a set of different cards. This exercise revealed how sometimes people are not aware of how some behaviors are warning signs for abuse.What Self-Defense Class Teaches You



Monthly Reader Love (in lists)

A long model set on fire to commemorate the 1666 Great Fire of London. REUTERS/Neil Hall

“So if your cat dies and it makes you depressed and you go up to me, a girl who was bullied for years, had a hate page made about her, been fucked over, messed around, thrown away, hurt and has a sub-arachnoid cyst in her brain and tells me “I know how you feel man”…  saying that just makes it worse for me. Just be there for me…” 5 things people with depression want you to know.

Ask questions, ask questions, ask questions. It is only once you do this then can you begin to grasp the other person’s point of view. This is the most important part of any discussion; otherwise it’s just two people yelling words in close proximity. Besides, you can only get someone on your page, if you know on which page he or she is starting.- 5 Tips For Talking (Arguing) With A Misogynist (Ignoramus).

“Sleep, will be an ex who you remember with a sad smile: ….You really shouldn’t have treated it, with so much ingratitude. How, you used to decide, when you’d wanna sleep or how you would just hit the pillow & call it a day. Remember, those hibernating naps, where you would sleep for 12-13 hours straight? ….Now, your baby decides when you sleep…”- 5 Things That Change When You’re A New Mommy.

“Sometimes overly passionate about things to the point of annoying me.” And I mostly do it on purpose. because I love you. And you’re cute when you’re annoyed……….“You are a good designer and in a way that translates to being a good artist.” This totally turned into a speech so I shortened it. When my fiancé gets going he just keeps on going and going.. and going……“You have good taste in books.” Yeah.. And everyone is interested in that.”-All my facts!


Monthly Blogger Love

Woman stands up for Alton Sterling.Jonathan Bachman /Reuters.


From Tony Single-

Why do you also Write To Heal?
T: I have to. That’s the simplest answer. I have depression, severe body image issues, and I can’t grow a manly beard to save my life. I’ve spent decades of my life pretending I have it all together. I clearly don’t.- Writing To Heal Feature

From 18 year writer at When You’ve Been Abused

If it’s one of those days where life is just crazy and there is a lot going on that I feel like I need to think about I sit down roughly an hour before bed and write a list. This list consists of things that I need to think about. I find this interesting because it places value onto my thinking time.Insomnia is a gross feeder.

From A Life Less Ordinary

Listening and being aware of others is so important when doing an act of kindness. This allows you to be much more capable of seeing opportunities. It’s when the action meets the need where the magic really happens so notice….- Simple Kindness Promotes Big Happiness!

Monthly Reading Love


Being Six Years Old in the Kitchen #3

delicate brown trickles
slid down the wall
each led by a tiny bead of coffee
shaped like a tear drop

The Stages of Weight Gain

“It’s water weight”   “I’m bloated”   “It’s just a couple pounds, it’ll come right off”  “I’m doing all the right things”…..The last one is just lying to myself

Enter the dragon

The dragon sweeps onwards

Leaving behind memories

Of purple rain.


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Reading Love & 3DQC

  1. “My best friend in high school will relate, because we were the most hated students in Ms. Gibb’s class. We had laughing fits, on a daily basis, over stupid shit, like Ms. Gibb’s flock of seagulls hair”
    When You Know You Need a Vacation
  2. Crossing Over (A Senryu)
  3. “Like the dry parched farms,
    My barren soul awaits the shower of your love..

    The monsoon has just began,
    And I see love blossoming all around.”
    Without You…

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