Christmas Kindness Calendar

As you saw from my previous post, I am still reeling from the results of the election.  With every pick Trump makes for his cabinet and key advisory positions, my head hits the desk, or my palm strikes my face.  So in an effort to stay positive and be the change I want to see in this world, I’ve made my own Christmas Kindness Calendar.   Feel free to use it yourself to share some smiles, hope and kindness around the world.


Link if you want to download & update with your own acts of kindness: december-2016-kindness-calendar

For anyone out there, please feel free to e-mail if you need a kind word or thought.  A friend is monitoring that address trying to spread cheer and kindness all year long.

Wishing you a joyful holiday season!



Writing Challenge – A to Z – Heartbroken

It has been a while since I have written anything, and much of that is due to a new job that is keeping me busy and challenged.  But I started writing this today when I had to get my feelings out about the election and realized it fit in with the writing challenge I’d given myself now that the letter was H.  Heartbroken.  It is how I am feeling today on the dawn of the realization that we have Donald Trump as our new president.

I’m not posting this to garner hatred from either side, but merely as an outlet for the overwhelming feelings I have and don’t have anywhere else to post them.  So here I am, cracked open wide with vulnerability.

Election Feelings

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I am heartbroken.  Not just sad, but I feel a grief and incredible loss over this election.  It is not that I love Hillary.  Do I think she was qualified?  Yes, above and beyond.  Do I think she would have done a good job?  Absolutely.  My grief is over the loss of progress.   Of equality, on so many levels being seen as the normal choice.

Now?  I don’t know what to think.

I’m scared for my Muslim friends.  Terrified.

I’m fearful for my Hispanic friends and hope they are not stopped by individuals hoping to send them back to Mexico – since as you know, all Hispanics are Mexican *rolls eyes*.

I’m terrified for my LGBT friends who may lose their rights to marry because the Supreme Court could decide this isn’t lawful after the right wing takes over and that our VP thinks conversion therapy is actually a thing.

I’m frightened for those that only have health care because it was offered to them. Was Obamacare perfect? Of course not, but it helped thousands of people who wouldn’t have care because of affordability or preexisting conditions.

I’m afraid for women, and what a right wing Supreme Court will do for abortion access, and how lower courts treat rapists with the legitimacy this Presidency makes of misogyny.

I’m anxious that all the progress – as limited as it’s been under a divided executive/legislative branch – could be repealed and we go back to what we were 50 years ago.

This man.  This frightening megalomaniac who thinks he knows better than everyone else now has access to our military, our nuclear codes, and honestly my vagina by way of the supreme court.  I am terrified and just really sad.

I pray the next two years go by peacefully and there isn’t too much rollback of the liberal policies I’ve championed for so long.  Then perhaps the Democrats can take back one or both of Congress.  

That is my bright side for today.



It’s been a few years since I overhauled my blog.  It started out as a place for me to post my writings but has since ended up also being a site for my book reviews.  I’ve decided to split these two very different endeavors into separate sites.

I hope to get my Nose in a Book Reviews site up very soon and migrate most of my book reviews over there – since, well that’s what it’s for.  I’ll be transforming this site back to my original intention as a place to post my writings and musings.

Hopefully, you’ll follow me along with both of these blogs.

Thanks for your support over the years and I appreciate you hanging in there with me as do a little overhaul.


Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to send say a quick Thanksgiving Cheers to my friends around the US.

I haven’t been around much, and that is partially because I’ve been in a bit of a sulky, pity-party-for-one kind of frame of mind.  I’m desperately hoping I can adjust my attitude appropriately for this amazing holiday, because I really do have a lot to be thankful for.  Yes, this year will NEVER, EVER rank as one of my all time favorite or best, but I do have a roof over my head.  I have a family and great friends.  I need to remember there are others out there who have it so much worse than I do and I need to fully appreciate all of the bounty that life has given to me.

I appreciate any of you who take the time to read my posts, reviews, etc.  I appreciate my writing buddies who take the time to encourage and support me, even when I think I suck like a five dollar whore.

So I’m going to raise my glass and try to fully appreciate the life I’ve been given and to try and ensure that next year, is a whole lot brighter.

Thanks & until next time,


New blog

Hi there,

This is the new blog for my original fiction works.  I hope to keep active and post regularly.

I will slowly be bringing over some of the short original stories and drabbles I’ve done under my fan-fiction pen name Mcgt.  

Thanks for your support as I take on a new endeavor into the world of erotic and romance fiction.