Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Appreciating Solitude

I shared this thought on Facebook this morning, and since I hadn’t yet posted my Lent post for today I decided I would share it here also. Before the current pandemic, I had started rereading “Brave New World.” I truly … Continue reading

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Surviving or Thriving

I was reposting old posts for Lent, and I will continue that plan tomorrow, but today I thought I’d do something a little different. Like much of the country, I’ve been working from home for a little over a week … Continue reading

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Sharing for Lent

In years past, I have written a poem a day for Lent. It started one year when I felt like I’d given up so much that year and so when someone asked what I was going to give up for … Continue reading

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Preoccupied

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted much so far in 2019. In fact, I only posted 3 times in January and not at all yet in February. Or maybe you don’t notice such things, but I have. It’s … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary to Me!

Today is the ninth anniversary of the start of this blog. I began on a whim and it’s grown into so much more. I had grand plans of writing a post, waxing poetic about the joys and heartaches of blogging, … Continue reading

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Doubt Lies

I had a great idea for a blog post, and then another, and another. Did I write them down? No. Instead I listened to the voice in my head that said they weren’t worth writing. That voice is talking to … Continue reading

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Unashamedly “Me, Too”

In essence, I’ve been saying “me, too” for many years as I share my story in poetry and prose. But it took a celebrity Tweet to make it go viral. One of my Facebook friends posted: “#metoo. (God I hate … Continue reading

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Meanwhile

This is a little vignette I wrote in response to a prompt during my memoir class with Sarah Thebarge. (I learned so much from her.) The prompt was to think about the resolution of our story arc and write about … Continue reading

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Assumptions of Bias

During the past week watching the news and reading Facebook posts about the violence and racial tensions in this country, I was struck by the assumptions made by some who protested the loudest. One such assumption—a  statement I read more … Continue reading

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Impatience with God’s Timing

Do you ever just want to say “I don’t care”? Not an “I don’t care” that’s apathetic, but an “I don’t care” laced with anger and frustration. The serenity prayer starts “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things … Continue reading

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