As I was jockeying for a decent cart at Tops yesterday, a woman approached me. She had an infant carseat perched in the front of her cart shrouded by a pink chenille blanket. She began, “Would it be terrible if I just…” Before I even processed what was taking place, I found myself internally dividing […]

“When does a bug become part of the system?” I listened to a podcast where a scientist (and a mother of a child with MS) posed this question to another scientist. Every system has variation. Every living system thrives on variation. So a mutation, an adverse condition, a divergent from the norm contributes to the […]

Pre-order your Flux Box today (no obligation) and get your $5 coupon towards your first purchase! Dear Writers, Some of you are going to be the type that have laptop out, pen in hand and will want to get to the meat of the matter quickly, while others of you will want the back story, […]

so I have this gao gap Don’t with house Done Ready for guests Waiting for my phone to charge Waiting for the oven to pre-heat And for some reason I lost my fine motor skills its all off-hand and trailing, mis-anticipating and omitting vital parts accidentally saying other things Quick but wrongFast but lazy What […]

When I say I can’t do this any more What I’m really saying is I will do it with a diaphragm that isn’t cooperating That I will do it while scraping my knuckles and not notice What I mean is, I will do it to the tune of my leeched bones rattling When I say […]

I’ve been thinking about foxes. A lot. Mostly in pictures. My thoughts, I mean. The foxes aren’t in pictures. They are free, unframed. And doing fox things. I see foxes. Like flames licking frosty expanses. Like deep orange comets or afternoon suns crossing the horizon. Or as an assemblage of shapes, A lovely and familiar […]

I’m a causes and conditions kind of girl. I see them all over the place; in the stars, on the sidewalks, floating in my cereal..I’ve got a crystalline brain, drawn to many facets- not smart enough to intellectualize but just intuitive enough to see many reasons, many connections, many befores and afters. I use my […]

I am pleased to announce that Illuminous Flux has been accepted as an affiliate partner with Urban Intellectuals: Positive Black Stories and Images! Affiliate relationships are new territory on IF. I always had some vague notions about why it wasn’t a good fit in general, but it occurred to me that if done with discernment […]

Today I felt the urgent need for a walk-about, my own one-woman women’s march. That mid-winter dip is closing in hard these days. Every time I encounter an island of sunlight spilling between the clouds I force myself to pause and it feels good because it is warm but also it has an overwhelming quality […]

As I was jockeying for a decent cart at Tops yesterday, a woman approached me. She had an infant carseat perched in the front of her cart shrouded by a pink chenille blanket. She began, “Would it be terrible if I just…” Before I even processed what was taking place, I found myself internally dividing […]

“When does a bug become part of the system?” I listened to a podcast where a scientist (and a mother of a child with MS) posed this question to another scientist. Every system has variation. Every living system thrives on variation. So a mutation, an adverse condition, a divergent from the norm contributes to the […]

Pre-order your Flux Box today (no obligation) and get your $5 coupon towards your first purchase! Dear Writers, Some of you are going to be the type that have laptop out, pen in hand and will want to get to the meat of the matter quickly, while others of you will want the back story, […]

so I have this gao gap Don’t with house Done Ready for guests Waiting for my phone to charge Waiting for the oven to pre-heat And for some reason I lost my fine motor skills its all off-hand and trailing, mis-anticipating and omitting vital parts accidentally saying other things Quick but wrongFast but lazy What […]

When I say I can’t do this any more What I’m really saying is I will do it with a diaphragm that isn’t cooperating That I will do it while scraping my knuckles and not notice What I mean is, I will do it to the tune of my leeched bones rattling When I say […]

I’ve been thinking about foxes. A lot. Mostly in pictures. My thoughts, I mean. The foxes aren’t in pictures. They are free, unframed. And doing fox things. I see foxes. Like flames licking frosty expanses. Like deep orange comets or afternoon suns crossing the horizon. Or as an assemblage of shapes, A lovely and familiar […]

I’m a causes and conditions kind of girl. I see them all over the place; in the stars, on the sidewalks, floating in my cereal..I’ve got a crystalline brain, drawn to many facets- not smart enough to intellectualize but just intuitive enough to see many reasons, many connections, many befores and afters. I use my […]

I am pleased to announce that Illuminous Flux has been accepted as an affiliate partner with Urban Intellectuals: Positive Black Stories and Images! Affiliate relationships are new territory on IF. I always had some vague notions about why it wasn’t a good fit in general, but it occurred to me that if done with discernment […]

Today I felt the urgent need for a walk-about, my own one-woman women’s march. That mid-winter dip is closing in hard these days. Every time I encounter an island of sunlight spilling between the clouds I force myself to pause and it feels good because it is warm but also it has an overwhelming quality […]