My earliest memories of church as a child are from the Southern Methodist church. Our lead pastor was female and fiery and funny, and I admired her deeply. She regularly talked about the poor, supporting equal rights for all, and caring for the environment, long before such topics were trendy or sexy or "progressive." It... Continue Reading →
Everyone is Pregnant and I’m Failing; Or, My New Dog is Not a Cry for a Baby
Driving in my car a couple of months ago, I found myself sitting at a red light trying to honor the commitment I made to myself to never text/FB/internet search things while driving - EVEN AT RED LIGHTS. In lieu of reflexively reaching for my phone, I stared out the window to my left. An... Continue Reading →
How to Deal with a StressFuck
Earlier this week a friend coined a term that made me laugh so hard I needed to pull in a quick kegel. Stressfuck. He was referring to another dear friend's incredibly challenging situation at work that is so just dang awful it would make a nun want to shoot whiskey at 7 a.m. In context, it... Continue Reading →
Last night I came home from work and managed to get myself totally and utterly trapped in my coat. It's a fitted, women's Spyder-brand ski jacket that I adore and somehow, the zipper became hopelessly stuck after swallowing part of the liner in its tiny little teeth, turning itself into a mangled mess. At first... Continue Reading →
life on the bridge
I was having a spiritual awakening that was very real, and I wanted a spiritual community to help me navigate that, but traditional "church" culture scared the shit out of me and made me feel nauseous and queasy.