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departure.

It’s taken me a long time to have the courage to say this, but: I’m done. Peace out, Christianity. I quit. Nothing has eroded my faith quite like the evangelical base of Donald Trump’s supporters. I’m ashamed I was one of you. In the last four (plus) years I’ve watched in horror as the people… Continue reading departure.

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true crime obsessed.

Around every September 11, I spend hours sitting before my television watching documentaries about the terrorist attacks on America. Every other day of the year, you'll find me consuming a wide variety of true crime stories, on podcasts, on television, or in books. I get a lot of comments about how heavy that must be,… Continue reading true crime obsessed.

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how a 40+ year old plant connects a granddaughter to her mother’s mother.

About 4 decades ago or more, we’re not exactly sure, my grandma Judy had some prickly pear cacti growing on the side of my mom’s childhood home. She’d propagated them from an even older prickly pear cactus at my great-grandparents home. In the early 80’s, before her death, she gave some prickly babies from her… Continue reading how a 40+ year old plant connects a granddaughter to her mother’s mother.

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from the unposted archives: a year after my most disappointing Mother’s Day. 

Yesterday was Mother's Day. I really enjoyed my entire weekend, and was so blessed that both of my babies returned early from their dad's houses to be with me. Their presence was present enough, but I was still treated with a few goodies of appreciation from my kids and partner: My sweet son brought me… Continue reading from the unposted archives: a year after my most disappointing Mother’s Day.