life as I know it

John Llewellyn Lewis, a Welsh-American Hero

John Llewellyn Lewis was born in a coal mining company town just east of Lucas, Iowa on 12 February 1880. His parents, Thomas H. Lewis and Ann Watkins Lewis, had both immigrated to the USA from Llangurig, Wales and his father was a respected coal miner in the community. Lewis would follow in the family… Read more John Llewellyn Lewis, a Welsh-American Hero

An Open Letter to The Bloggess About Mental illness

Dear Bloggess, First, it feels a little weird to address you as The Bloggess when your name is really Jenny Lawson, but I cannot call you Jenny because that is too familiar for a gal from Kentucky and I cannot call you Ms. Lawson because that is too formal a way to talk to someone… Read more An Open Letter to The Bloggess About Mental illness

Sweet 16

I married my Sweet Babou sixteen years ago today, on 20 October 2001. Our wedding day had times of sanctity and sacred promises, but also had moments of  profound silliness, like when the belly dancers gave us a sheep wearing a garter belt: That day, with its mix of solemn glory and ludicrousness, accurately predicted… Read more Sweet 16