If you mean to do it, it’s a willful sin and it’s not forgiven, they said
The story of a brainwashed but stubborn woman’s return to herself, with excerpts from her stupid journals. See intro post
The days sure fly by. I can’t believe it will be a year already…
I’m a survivor. Luckily, I came out of the womb stubborn. Despite my seeming ‘strength,’ I am as sensitive as hell. Writing has always been there for me.
I’ve been through some shit: Divorce and cancer, which sucked. …
Being raised in northern Minnesota by two devout fundamentalist Christian parents there were no two ways about it: I was going to grow up Fundamentalist Christian.
My sister sent me this old picture. I remember sitting in her apartment kitchen as she took this photo on 35mm black and white. I had traveled over two hours north to stay with her for the weekend, leaving my husband at home, as I often did. …
I see you:
Running around the lake on your lunch break.
I see you pushing your running stroller at nap time.
I see you running alongside your kids who are reluctantly biking alongside you.
I see you in the early morning, I see you late at night.
You are out…
What is it?
Is it codependency?
On both sides:
If you love me, I’ll love you back.
A solution to alone.
Love is a verb.
Love is a choice.
Love is all you need.
Love is everywhere.
There’s romantic love versus the broader ‘love’
My love affair with social media started twelve years ago. A very brief recap:
Then: I joined Facebook in 2007, when I was 29. It was cute and fresh then. Even the name sounded cute, aww, Facebook? Kinda like a yearbook. I was newly divorced and reeling from it (I…
You’re nearing 60, and it’s been a good run. You have a husband you’ve been married to for almost 40 years, you’re a grandparent, you’re retired.
Life is on a steady, low-key kind of ride.
The golden years.
You look in the mirror, and you no longer evaluate or…