Category Archives: dispatches from the loony bin

it sounded better than “uncategorized”.

Nope, I don’t want to go back in

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Yesterday I realized I first came out of the closet 20 years ago. Actually, I came out of two of them. I was 14 and starting high school. I’d just made a friend based on the giant pentacle necklace she’d been wearing, and our joking about coming out of various closets led me to going WELL, LET ME LEAP OUT… Read more »

Life in a Pandemic

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It’s all horrendously normal, in some respects. We’re far from the epicentres of Europe or even the U.S. up here in Powell River. While the virus has hit British Columbia, it doesn’t seem to have reached us on the Sunshine Coast yet. That will change soon. Already we have a case on the Island. It won’t take much for it… Read more »

Radical Blogging

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I have been blogging since 2004. I had just moved into the dorms with my best friend Makana, and she convinced me to join her on Blogdrive. My early blog posts were raw and unfiltered; deep dives into my psyche or incoherent rambling. The titles of the posts were song titles, usually whatever I was listening to at the time…. Read more »

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Gif used in post. Gods above I am so tired. I have a half-written post that I want to share here on Monday the 27th (I’ve set myself a “posting schedule” here of every other Monday, and I was GOING to post Myth Mondays this week buuuuut, yeah, no) and hopefully that will happen but right now I just need… Read more »

Here I sit, with a wolf at my feet…

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Sunrise over a mountain backgrounds the words "Farewell 2019" written in script.

…winds at my back, and chocolate in my stomach. Probably a lot more poetic in my head than on paper. Even digital paper. It’s the end of 2019. The end of a year, the end of a decade. Tomorrow we — I — start the march into 2020, the best year yet — or so I tell myself. 2019 was… Read more »

Welcome 2019: Goals and Thoughts

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To start: I’m not totally sold on this new WordPress editor. I know when it came out people were PISSED about it, and honestly, I can see why. On the other hand, it has some cool features. What I’m really not pleased about is the apparent disappearance of the word count function — or maybe it’s somewhere here and I… Read more »

2018 End of Year Reflection

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A photo of mountains being reflected in a clear lake, with the text "End-of-Year Reflection" super-imposed.

This month I realized I hadn’t posted here since July, and didn’t want to end 2018 on that note. So, an EOY reflection…and I would say an explanation of where I’ve been, but if you’ve been reading this blog for any period of time you know I tend to drop off the face of the earth for long periods. I… Read more »

Katje and the Complete Lack of Executive Function

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I did say I’d get that Gwyn ap Nudd piece up this week, didn’t I? Well, I wasn’t lying, but apparently my brain has had other ideas. I’ve completely lacked in executive function this week. Or more accurately, I have been plagued by executive dysfunction. What does that mean? Executive dysfunction is often dubbed “laziness” by people who don’t understand… Read more »

Postponing this instalment of Mythology Mondays

I’m sorry, but I need to postpone today’s Mythology Mondays post. (Gwyn ap Nudd was the winner, by the way!) It’s not ready, and I’ve been under the weather for the past week or so. I need a bit more time to put it together and instead of rushing and trying to finish it today (and having the work suffer,… Read more »

Friendly Father’s Day Reminder

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This day is tough for a lot of people, myself included. If it’s tough for you, here’s a small, friendly reminder: I’m thinking warm thoughts to you this Father’s Day. Take care of yourself, and don’t let others tell you how to feel about today. However you feel is your own thing, and it’s valid. <3 xoxo Katje