Author Archives: Alise

About Alise

I’m a lot of things, but more than anything else, I’m a woman in progress. I’m finding that out more and more all the time. Knitting is just a series of knots. I hope as my tangled thoughts are put out there, they will weave together into something that adds a little bit of beauty to the world.

My #MeToo Story

My #metoo story is almost nothing, which is why I’ve never talked about it. I know women who have dealt with significant trauma from unwanted sexual advances, and I’m not traumatized at all. (For real. There are plenty of traumas … Continue reading

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No Debate

Photo by Kristina Tripkovik I’m having a bad day. I can’t stop thinking about little Jamel Myles, the nine year old boy who killed himself a few days ago after he was bullied for coming out as gay. He. Was. … Continue reading

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Doing the Unstuck

Let me start by saying that if you haven’t watched Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette on Netflix, do what you can to fix that as soon as possible. It is one of the most powerful, life-changing pieces of art I’ve ever seen. … Continue reading

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What Was Lost

The question caught me off guard. I went to Wild Goose this year without actually going to Wild Goose. A rotating group of friends have been renting a house near the festival for the past few years, and people come … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Franklins

Some thoughts about our response to infidelity from someone who has had an affair. Continue reading

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Reflections on Why Christian 2018

Some thoughts about the ordination of women from someone who believed it was wrong. Continue reading

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I Can’t Agree to Disagree on the Nashville Statement

In light of the Nashville Statement, can we, as people of faith, have an “agree to disagree” view on sexuality? Continue reading

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