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Wow, it’s been awhile. What the heck have I been doing? Well, I guess there’s work. And union stuff. And volunteer stuff. And live-music adventures (that blog needs updating, too). And awesome friends. And some travel. And exploring Boston. So, in two words (yes, two words): a lot.

But I’m going to make an effort to stop by here more often. It feels important. Or if not important, useful. I’m aiming for baby steps. So, for now, I’ll just say: hello!

Excuse my recent absence! I’ve been on hiatus in the midst of moving to Boston and starting a new job, but I am soon to return. Because in addition to all that business, I’ve been brainstorming a plethora of things I have to say and want to tell you about! Plus, Boston is already providing a smorgasbord of new things that I’m excited about (definitely stay tuned for a things-I-love-about-Boston series). This weekend, I’ll be back for a more regular schedule of posting. ‘Til then!

I’m on a little break at the moment, but stay tuned for posts on the following and more!

  • American Wife, a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Amelia, the movie directed by Mira Nair 
  • Natural Singer workshop with Claude Stein
  • Ridiculous and Sublime, a film by Maureen Cotton

Today is as good a day as any for a new beginning, right? I’ve been wanting to start this blog for weeks, but have been having this experience:

  1. I sit down at the computer, head full of things I want to write about and share.
  2. I log into WordPress.
  3. I look at the blank new post page and freeze.
  4. Rather than write my first post, I instead tweak the design more, experiment with various widgets, change another word on the About page.
  5. I decide I can’t possibly commit to a first entry yet and log off.

There’s something about the blank page (whether it’s on the screen or in the notebook) that terrifies me a little more than occasionally. It’s clean, pristine, perfect. I want my expression to live up to that perfection. And in terms of this blog, I feel like my first post needs to be seminal, all-encompassing. A decisive mission statement of what I am doing here and all that will follow.

But the truth is I’m not totally sure.

I know that I want to write. And that I will write about many things. Adventures I embark on. Projects I’m in the midst of. Organizations that rock. Thoughts on current events and issues that I care about (including, but not limited to, domestic violence, LGBTQ equality, the environment, and social justice of all kinds). Musings on books I’m reading, music I’m listening to, and movies I’m watching. Freewrites. Photos. Surely some goofiness.

When I sit down to write, after staring at the blank page for long enough, I just take a deep breath and write something down. Anything. So, with the pressure of this first post behind me, I can get on with it already. I plan to post two to three times a week, or as often as life inspires me. Vamos a ver. Stay tuned!

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