On porn, or the decidedly awkward moments of writing about sex

As you may know, I have MS. As you also may know, I am writing a book about MS and relationships, particularly intimate relationships. Why? Well, they say, them as can't do , teach... Seriously, though, I started this project (to my children's everlasting squeamishness) when I was first diagnosed with MS. I am single,…

Well, F*** it all, anyway.

I'm in a mood. I get in a mood whenever my MS takes a little bit more of me away. When I'm IN that mood, the following things make me furious: Statements like, on the Shift.ms website: "MS doesn't mean giving up on your ambitions, just rethinking how to achieve them." HA! Statements like: "My…

Hug the world goodnight

Despite the metal sign over my door that reads "Laugh Out Loud", I'm not a fan of those stick on aphorisms, the endless "Live, Love, Laugh" painted bits of wood, the tiny segments of quotations that are so bland as to make them meaningless. Bit I do have a yearning for little bits of poetry,…

Pitching the publisher, post-recovery

Well. Life is good. I went and pitched the publisher those many weeks ago (or so it seems) and managed to gather interest - won "best pitch" and impressed my envelope of goodies upon a publisher. The book, tentatively subtitled: MS and Intimacy, looks like it's got legs, as they say. Many of them are…