“I don’t support $2k survival checks because it might help people get out of debt that our gov’t inaction helped put or keep them in in the first place.” — GOP Congressman as quoted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I know you know, but this is unconscionable. These congressmen haven’t just made it harder for the average Americans to get by, which has been the de facto policy for years, they are killing people! We must stop tiptoeing around and take action. Killing is a crime. Treat it as such!

Today I’m asking you to “hug” someone very special to me. Her strength, perseverance, and willingness to walk through anything life throws at her (including homelessness) with patience and compassion are astonishing. I will let her poem tell the latest chapter in her story:

Chemotherapy 1

There was a monster…

“I haven’t failed. I just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. — T. Edison

I have a thing about failure. Except in rare cases, I don’t believe in it. An unsuccessful attempt at anything, whether it’s tying your shoe or starting a business, isn’t a failure unless you fail to…

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It’s been almost six months since the world “COVID” entered my vocabulary. Since then, my world has gradually imploded as things I took for granted — walks in the park, coffee at Starbucks, yoga class, cozy dinners with friends — became suspect, even dangerous. Back then, many questioned whether the…

It’s been almost 13 years now since Jenaia first “rezzed” into existence in Second Life. During that time she has taught me an enormous amount about virtual reality and ignited my creativity in ways I never thought possible. Similarly, living with and through her has catapulted me into relationships —…

Jena Ball

I’m a multimedia storyteller. My latest project, Braided Lives, brings people together to weave the stories of their lives together.

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