Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magick Services: My New Fantasy Podcast

“Today’s date is October fourth. The moon is in Pisces–Eldritch get down, she’s not going to bite you–moon is waxing gibbous. Sun is in Libra. Client name is, well. I guess technically the client name is Nala. Client…sponsor? Is Clarence Twinner. Age is forty three, he’s a Gemini and an extraverted intuitive. His patron is … Continue reading Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magick Services: My New Fantasy Podcast

Storms and Shadows: A post-election 2016 reflection

I went to a funeral today. Aside from the politics, the rhetoric, and the media bloodbath—life went on outside of those parameters. Life still ended, too. My coworker’s father passed away last week. I am lucky to have a job where my coworkers feel comfortable enough to ask us for support in such vulnerable times. … Continue reading Storms and Shadows: A post-election 2016 reflection

Work Blog: Content Strategy, Landing Pages, Accessibility, and More

I have neglected my personal blog, but that doesn't mean I haven't been blogging. Check out some of my work with the Web Development Group. As a digital strategist, I work with client projects and help provide content on our own site. Here are a few of my recent posts:   4 Ways to Amp Up … Continue reading Work Blog: Content Strategy, Landing Pages, Accessibility, and More

My Time in Cambodia

The beef lok lak (meaning diced) is served with white jasmine rice, the beef flavored with local black pepper, accompanied by a tang of unexpected sweetness from the lemongrass and sugarcane in the sauce. Rice is, obviously, a staple in this region. My first visit to Asia was not in more developed (read: tourist-friendly) Japan, Korea, China, or … Continue reading My Time in Cambodia

Selected Poetry by Lisette Alvarez

I recently (finally) returned to the stage after a 5-year hiatus. This hiatus was caused by a variety of factors--mostly surrounding a bad relationship in undergrad and pressure to find a more "lucrative" career path than acting. For five years, I continually psyched myself out of auditioning for anything...big or small. I thought writing, quietly, … Continue reading Selected Poetry by Lisette Alvarez

The Quickening Season

A meditation, if you will, on the cycle of the new season and the spiral of development it provides. I grappled with a number of personal issues near the end of this past year, mostly dealing with aspirations around my career. I had not accomplished my simple (though in retrospect clearly daunting) goal, which was … Continue reading The Quickening Season

Approaching the Event Horizon

On July 17th, 2014, I was at work by 7AM scanning live news feeds to send to global alert lists. I had been at this job for about a year and a half, and had seen my fair share of major breaking news–from the war in Gaza to the Boston bombing manhunt. At around 9AM, … Continue reading Approaching the Event Horizon