LOS ANGELES, CA
I’m an essayist, humanist, and part-time anarchist; a cis-gendered, not entirely straight vanilla woman who currently shares a bed with my sixty pound rescue dog, Sparky. We cuddle. We spoon. When I roll out of bed in the morning and my hair’s a disaster and I seriously need to brush my teeth, he doesn’t judge me for it.
I make a living walking dogs, but I’d much rather make a living writing. I know, me and a million other people. So, anyway, I’ve got this website and, if you like what you read here, you can also find me on medium.com where I contribute poetry, photography, personal essays, and humor for some great Medium publications.
Just look for VV Valentine!
A Long Weight To Go
So, I just read this super thought provoking article in The Atlantic about cognitive dissonance. “Cognitive dissonance, coined by Leon Festinger in the 1950s, describes
What a delight. This lovely garnet hued wine is lightly smokey and spicy and raspberry nicey. Smooth and leggy. Nova Vita Old Vine Zinfandel, 2018,
Life In The Slow Lane
I dunno. Consider me paranoid. Caution me that I shouldn’t allow fear to dictate my life. Share with me that scholarly op-ed penned by a
Innocent children are languishing in cages. Our planet is on the brink of irreversible catastrophe. Thousands upon thousands of people are living on the streets.
A personal essay I wrote was recently published by a majorly global online platform. I’m currently in the process of writing a book. But let’s
On my way to my first client of the day I listened to NPR report on the usual nefarious political bullshit. Once I began navigating