Category Archives: faith

Relationship vs. Religion and What Leelah Alcorn’s Suicide Shows Us

I’ve been thinking about Leelah Alcorn a lot over the past few days. It saddens me to no end that yet another transgender person has felt so alone that she believed that her only release was death. I hate that it took her death for her to be seen as the woman that she was.

And I’ll be honest, I’ve been thinking about her mom a lot as well. Thinking about what it’s like to lose a child to suicide and to bear the weight of responsibility for that. Continue reading

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#Ferguson and Healing Our Nation

Last night I watched the hashtag #Ferguson scroll through my Twitter feed until the wee hours. It’s still scrolling this morning, making it hard for me to tear myself away from social media for the time needed to write this. … Continue reading

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Sending hell straight to…well, you know

A few weeks ago, Rich and I met with a couple we hadn’t seen in a long time. We spent a little bit of time catching up, and they offered condolences on Elliott’s death. There were hugs and tears as we … Continue reading

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The Need to Rest

Resting is hard. Last night when my feet swelled up to a somewhat alarming size, Rich asked me to call off work and put my feet up for a day. (Literally. I’m typing this with my laptop awkwardly balanced on … Continue reading

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Joy That Looks Like Violets and Profiteroles

We were planning to go to church for Easter. We talked about where we wanted to visit, what time we’d need to get going, and because I have a little bit of girly in me, I’d even picked out what … Continue reading

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Your 5-step Method is Pissing Me Off

I’ve been teaching piano lessons for a while now, and like all piano teachers, I have a favorite method book. But regardless of what method you teach, they all give the same basic information to new piano students. Notes to … Continue reading

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Scarlet is the New White

(This post contains spoilers about the Netflix series Orange is the New Black. Be aware!) I’ve recently been rewatching the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. I haven’t read the book, but I do love the show. It is … Continue reading

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