This Open Thread is Dedicated to Our Lurkers

Hello lurkers! How are you? Are you having a nice time here at Persephone? I love lurkers, because I am one. I’ve been on the shadowy fringes of the Internet since before some of you could reach the light switch, and I have lurked in every corner. Read More This Open Thread is Dedicated to Our Lurkers

On Optimism

Meghan’s post on New Year’s resolutions, in addition to being awesome, got me thinking about my own attitudes about the New Year. I didn’t have any adorably ambitious resolutions as a child, but I did catch on to the whole spirit of renewal that comes with a new year, at least in part. Read More On Optimism

The Royal Wedding and the Benefits of Escapism

As everyone has surely heard, Prince William and Kate Middleton are going to throw themselves a wedding.  I was surprised to find myself a little excited by the prospect of a big splashy royal to-do.  I think a little escapism that doesn’t involve speculating as to which former Disney starlette is putting what up her nose or whether or not Jen and Angie are going to finally Jell-o fight for Brad or pair up in cat burglar gear to steal Ashton from Demi is just what we need in the rather bleak times we’re all stuck in.  Read More The Royal Wedding and the Benefits of Escapism