Tag Archive: love


. Am I the only one who feels this holiday season is darker than usual? Anyone else more likely to be discouraged than rejoicing? I feel like this advent is more a waiting… Continue reading

Other People’s Trees

Another one from the vault; this was written in October 2009. Swamped with copywriting today, so I thought I’d post a “reader favorite” to keep things going! Thanks for stopping by, and please… Continue reading

Debt of Gratitude

The new editor of Toledo Streets asked me to write about poverty and my experience with starting the street paper which changed my life. This post is the result, with the editor’s permission… Continue reading

Love Like a … Glacier

Having two bright girls who love school provides for interesting dinner table talk. Gift 2 has been most excited about her science class project, in which she has chosen to make a model… Continue reading

A Thin Silence

Written in November 2010, inspired by a notation in the commentary of the Etz Hayim where it gave an alternate translation of G_d’s whisper to Elijah as… A THIN SILENCE Hunger sometimes feels… Continue reading

Why I Know I’m Right About My Beliefs

My vegetarian gay cousin has a board on Pinterest dedicated to religion, where he pins atheist quotes, some of them snarky. I hate it because it confronts me and makes me think. I’ve… Continue reading

My Husband’s Other Women

It was dim – the cat’s light of dusk – and a campfire was between us. I knew my husband was relaxing in a hammock, and I was eking out the last bit… Continue reading


Written for Courtney Hansen, on the occasion of her 18th birthday in January 2011 – and dedicated to all women. Eighteen Today we celebrate you, that the miracle of your birth really was… Continue reading

New Theology

Wrote this for the future Mr. a few months ago. Getting my wedding dress altered today. Only 46 more days to go! New Theology what is the exegesis of smiley kisses and sweetheart… Continue reading

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