History in the making is so much better than history repeating. Meet Lucia Lucas, a American transgender woman – Sacramento in the house! – and an international opera star, who became the first trans person ever to perform a principal role on an operatic stage in the United States of America, when she sang and […]
Half us at home got scheduled for today for a COVID-19 vaccine, so today my beloved got his Johnson & Johnson shot. (I’m a Pfizer bitch.) Someway, somehow he was offered an early evening appointment at Oakland Coliseum, so we hit the road for a joyride. And what a joy it was…. To see, so […]
Día 417: Después de más de un año de pandemia, por fin tenemos vacunas contra el COVID-19. Lo que no tenemos es un plan global para repartirlas efectivamente y equitativamente. Qué se hace, no? A seguirla nomas…con buen humor y buena voluntad. Un efecto imprevisto del novedoso coronavirus, que ojalá se vuelva aún más común? […]
The moon was to be in Scorpio this month, and it seems we all noticed. Because the moon was to be pink, too. And who doesn’t heart a pink (and healthy, please) San Francisco Bay…. The moon is in Scorpio, alright. There is a sharpness in the air, a striving energy. Light to find. Light […]
I’m sitting here, overcome with emotion. Oh, I’m levitating, but I’m also feeling something I don’t often allow myself to feel: tears in my eyes. Out my eyes. Down my face. The groceries are done. Fortune cookies still must be gotten and mailed to my nieces and nephews, alongside well wishes and the spirit of […]
No one knows you better than a stranger.
Call me a fool, but I know I’m not: That felt like a proper heat wave the last couple o’ days.
A year and 11 days after we hunkered down for a quick two-week quarantine to ride out the global COVID-19 pandemic, I received the first of my two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. And then, I had pizza and apple pie. I could not be more grateful, a la vida que me ha dado tanto. […]
Why is common decency always missing from the conversation around every other crisis at hand or controversy du jour? For serious, why? Everybody now: Because there is more money in crisis. Most of our issues worldwide nowadays would be solved, if only we simply could apply a little compassion to any of our pressing matters […]
Everything is relative to when and where you are…. And methinks that if, a whole looong year of global COVID-19 pandemic later (which our myriad privileges may have allowed us to feel…or not), if after all o’ that, and then some, more of us aren’t more “we” people than before, then we have not been […]