Grieve Forward.

There’s no one way to grieve.  There’s no one way to walk through a separation or divorce. I’ve had to feel my way through this fog as best I can, not really knowing what I’m doing. But I’m trying to listen… listen hard. Because there are deep soul things to learn, buried in this fogContinue reading “Grieve Forward.”

Hard Things.

Lately I’ve stepped away from social media, and had to put my phone away more than normal (both things that are good to do from time to time anyway!). I’m going through some very Hard Things in my personal life right now. I’m not in a place yet to talk about it, either in desireContinue reading “Hard Things.”

A blessing for Pride Month 2022

I believe so strongly in the power of our words to build each other up & give life. So I will keep writing Blessings, because I just believe they matter. As Pride month draws to a close, these words rose to the surface of my heart. Much love to you, wherever you find yourself onContinue reading “A blessing for Pride Month 2022”

A poem for me – and maybe you, too.

In tough times (especially), I believe we all need to do what moves us. For me sometimes it’s art, sometimes it’s cycling, sometimes it’s writing. (Sometimes all three in one day.) I wrote this because I needed to, for me. Maybe you need to hear it too. Sending love, my friends. PS – God isContinue reading “A poem for me – and maybe you, too.”

A Blessing for you, on International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day, I sat quietly and pictured all the women in my life, who I admire, who I am cheering for. My women friends, this is for you. Art @staceychomiakart FULL TEXT: A Blessing for You, Ferociously Wonderful WomenOn International Women’s Day, 2022 I see you, my Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latina, Indian… all my gloriousContinue reading “A Blessing for you, on International Women’s Day”

Hear my queer prayer.

There needs to be more queer prayers in the world. That is – prayers written by queer people. So here’s mine. Sending love, my friends. Full text: Hear my queer prayer. Spoiler alert: queer prayers are just prayers by queer people. To the God of knowing, loving – and creating – ALL of my parts.Continue reading “Hear my queer prayer.”

HERE TO QUEER Podcast

I was recently invited onto Julie Rodgers’ new podcast “Here to Queer”! We had a lovely conversation about queer books for kids and teens & why they are important. We also chatted about the writing process, since both of us wrote a memoir (her book Outlove, mine Still Stace) – how do you decide whatContinue reading “HERE TO QUEER Podcast”

I hope you FLOURISH.

I was gifted some alone hotel time yesterday (thank you to my wife Tams), and I (obviously) went to the pool asap. I wanted to use this time to think about 2021 and then, 2022. As I floated on the water and my ears dipped under the muted surface, I felt a muffled word riseContinue reading “I hope you FLOURISH.”

Essay for “The Gay & Lesbian Review”

Thank you to The Gay & Lesbian Review for publishing my essay! Full text below image, or click on the link to read. “HOMOSEXUALITY is sin, no doubt about it. And it’s the worst kind of sin because it twists our sexuality and tries to make us believe we could be something we are not.Continue reading “Essay for “The Gay & Lesbian Review””

Hang in there.

Last night was the longest night of the year. Yesterday new restrictions were announced here in BC. New variants, new worries, new boosters. Christmas is around the corner. It’s a lot. I don’t have any profound wisdom except to say what my soul keeps humming: Hang in there. Don’t give up. Even the longest nightsContinue reading “Hang in there.”