I wish I could tell little me that, despite losing her mind a few times, she ended up smart, successful, pretty and surrounded by unconditional love, with the ability to recognize and cherish it. But, then again, maybe if she knew, it wouldn’t have ended up so. <3 Merry Christmas.
In January I’ll do all the things I’ve meant to All the things I’ve tried and failed at a thousand times before. In January I’ll feel whole and healed and full of everything I need. Only a few more days, I am strong enough To handle one more weak.
Here’s what I think we should do. Instead of dismissing and/or demonizing the phrase “Happy holidays!,” because doing so misses the religious respect rooted in that statement, we should all just say whatever we’re celebrating this time of year and if the recipient of the greeting is celebrating something else (INCLUDING HAPPY HOLIDAYS), they should […]
Deny your shame and your guilt and all the things that make you feel lesser than. Deny “that one time” and the sense that you have someone to be other than what you are right now. Deny the thoughts that take time away from you being the best version of you, as determined by yourself. […]
Following, a character piece I did for the sci-fi edition of Struck a Nerve. EnJoY, nerds. Hello. My name is Andrea Mulder. And I am here to save you. Now before you take one more sip from that bottle of satan’s semen, let me tell you about my father. God. I discovered God’s salvation because […]
Thinking about Daddy as the ground gets cold, as the cows gather for comfort, as my roots are as warm as ever, as Tupac’s on the radio. “Chicago” by Carl Sandburg Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the […]
*photo by Ryan Lewis* Talk to Nikolaos Hulme about his latest series of watercolor paintings, and it becomes fairly obvious he’s been wrastlin’ with some demons… wrastlin’ and learning where they go on the memory board and then putting and leaving them there to gather dust. A curated version of the series is showing this […]
‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year! Halloweeeeeen season! Here are my favorite spooky videos to watch every fall. An appetizer: The Skeleton Dance, 1929. Disney does it best. First course: The cutest little ducklings visit their stingy Uncle Donald, a perpetual bachelor because he was kind of an asshole, as […]
I am the Joe to your singing cockroach as you settle in, making a nest of my banana’s ripening skin. Bananas I promised to turn into smoothies a week ago but ordered pizza instead. Open a cupboard door, and there you all swarm. Your ability for reproduction is admirable, wasting none of your short eight-day […]