I was a guest on CBC/Radio-Canada a few days ago. It was shortly after Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump made his remarks in response to the terror attack on an LGBT nightclub in Orlando. You can listen to the interview here. (My part starts at approximately 9:58.)
Yesterday I was surveying the garden, checking on the progress of things I’ve planted this spring. I was so disappointed to see that the basil seeds I planted a few weeks ago didn’t appear to have germinated. I only saw one little plant coming up. I planted a lot more seeds than that!
There was a ton of weeds and grass growing in that little corner of the garden. I decided that I would pull the weeds and clean up that space so that I could plant some more basil seeds. Maybe I had just sowed the other seeds too early, I thought.
After I got down on the ground and started cleaning out the weeds and grass, I could see that there were more little basil plants coming up than I thought. There were ten of them! I just didn’t see them all because of all the weeds and grass growing around them. Read more →
I recently connected (through social media) with a reader of my book, No Hope: Why I Left the GOP (and You Should Too). His name is Gavin Phillips, from Vancouver, Washington. He sent me a note on Facebook and said that No Hope was “one of the best books I have ever read!” He’s read it three times, and has given to his mom and friends to read, too!
He wrote a nice Facebook post about the book on March 14th. I just discovered it last night, and I wanted to share it here. It made my day! Here is what Gavin wrote: Read more →
I wanted to share a note I just received from someone I’ve never met. I don’t even know her last name. She and I recently connected on Twitter. This made my day!
I’ve started reading your book last night. I wanted to tell you that it’s touching and thought provoking. I will continue to read but wanted to pause and send you a virtual hug! I literally have a highlighter! Honestly, I have no expertise in politics. I didn’t know who you were prior to finding you on Twitter. I’m not gay and haven’t been a card carrying Republican nor Democrat. I have voted across parties. I can’t imagine the barriers and bigotry that you’ve faced and the immense effort that went into changing perceptions. My only relational experience is that of a woman in the tech industry and those struggles making it into a VP of international operations role. I’m now happily pursuing my dream of writing. You’re inspirational! Have a good day! Now I’ll get back to reading…
Well, that certainly turned my down day around! (I really needed to hear that today.)