After living in Oklahoma for far too many years, my partner, Jodi, and I, both attorneys, decided to leave in search of community and freedom. We landed in Boulder, Colorado. With us, we dragged the Divine Miss M, our then 11-year-old daughter who was somewhat disgruntled but occasionally got excited in spite of herself. We also brought two dogs and one very fat cat, the Mogwai. I originally started this blog to chronicle the excitement and exhilaration, trials and tribulations of moving our family from Oklahoma City to Boulder. For two people who had been painstakingly responsible and left with the sketchiest of plans, this was a giant leap of faith. But the only thing I resist more than change is cowardice. So, I dragged myself through it kicking and screaming … and a little writing to maintain my sanity.
A couple of years later I can say the move liberated all three of us. After years of being hesitant and unsure, I have embraced my independence, my own intelligence, being a member of the LGBT community and become less apologetic about using my legal background and sharing my views. And probably my favorite thing in the world is watching our 13-year-old grow into an independent and strong-willed woman in her own right.
Those are the things I write about here – Parenting, Social/Legal Issues, Equality and People. Basically, life with a feminist flair.