Well, here we are. The Winter Solstace holiday is right around the corner. (Or was on the 21st, if you're pagan. ;)) Interestingly enough, Chanukah starts on the 24th this year, Kwanzaa is on the 26th, and today is Diwalli--the Hindu festival of lights. No matter what your chosen spiritual practice or if you specifically don't practice a belief system...I hope you and yours have a wonderful, safe, and joyous winter. May none of you go hungry or want for shelter or love. I've a feeling next year is going to require a great deal of positive energy from us all in order to prevent harm to those most at risk. May we all be strong enough to face down the darkness. May each of us blaze with the light of goodness, kindness, love, and courage when we (and others) need it most.
Dane and I celebrate a secular Christmas. I'm fond of Santa. Always have been. And every year I tend to look for just the right Christmas ornament. I don't always buy one. That said, this year's ornament was Wonder Woman. Even though I'm not generally a fan, I adore Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman. (Even though she's still wearing high heels and a fucking swimsuit into battle--something no experienced warrior would do in their right mind. Male gaze. ARRRRRGGGGH!) But whatever. If we waited for a perfect female icon, we'd be waiting forever--that is, in fact, part of what holds women back. So, fuck that. Back that sucker and always remember the symbology is a problem. I'm a grown ass adult. I can do that. So, I'm fucking in.
It is our sacred duty to defend the world. And it's what I'm going to do.
is a Science Fiction and Fantasy author living in Texas.