The State of My Union

Today is the 44th day of 2018. This morning I received a phone call that removed a weight from my mind I hadn’t even realized I was still carrying. In the first forty-four days of 2018 I have been tested for, and found not to have, three separate kinds of cancer. That’s what the call […]


Prayer is a dangerous thing. I began this year with a prayer, one written by Hazrat Inayat Khan. It has been answered time and time again. “Break my heart again and again until it stays open.” A year ago, I didn’t post in the wake of the election, the suicide of a close friend on […]

The alchemy of fear

May we remember. Not the images. Not the pain. Not the fear. Not the fire. Not the tears. Not the anger. Not the unknown others. Not the threats. Not the repercussions. Not, all the gods that ever were or are, NOT the endless war. Lift our hearts to that moment of blue-sky September-perfect. We were […]

All the things

To pick up and start saying, again, “It’s been so long since I wrote…!” would do very little but state the obvious and make me feel sheepish even to be updating again. I spent some time, before writing this, updating the site’s appearance. It had literally not been updated since I set up the site […]


Last night my friend Laura and I hosted our second “Sharing Our Stories” event at UUCC, on the theme of “Love in Action.” We host these evenings to discuss and raise awareness of issues surrounding reproductive justice. But just lately I’ve had so much more than that on my mind. After I got back from General […]

Give Love Voice

I got my first tattoo when I was 25. In the summer of 1997 I was in a weird place, done with college but not graduated, looking for work, restless. At the time I’m pretty sure I wasn’t all that certain exactly why getting a tattoo appealed to me, but I pawned my high school […]

Faith in action

When I was a young girl, maybe seven or eight, my mother took me to the Right to Life march a couple of times. (This annual demonstration is held by self-proclaimed pro-life activists on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, January 22. It is a huge march that takes up much of the […]

Two Saturdays in October

Last October, about a month after I started attending UUCC, there was a new member class held one Saturday morning. I attended that class, with interest, and learned a lot about Unitarian Universalism and the community at UUCC. I was already pretty sold on the whole concept, but the class was a fascinating chance to […]

Learn, Teach, Do

Two weeks ago, I was given an opportunity to be part of something extraordinary. Last week, I was doubly blessed as I got to share my experiences of the week before. This week, I’d like to write about it. A few months ago, I was approached by my church’s director of Lifespan Growth and Learning […]