She unfriended me. And she wasn’t the only one. Since politics started to heat up in late 2016, cutting ties seemed to become the standard response to uncomfortable political discourse. But this one hurt. It was personal. This wasn’t just a cyber-friend (although, that is how we met), this was someone that I had a… Continue reading Friends Must Fight
I’m not sure when the idea of taking a break from Facebook (and Twitter) first started to tumble around in my head, but I am certain that it was a long time ago. Like, years ago. A few of my friends had gotten off of social media for Lent, and the idea always intrigued me… Continue reading I’m Back – Sort Of…
The world around us has been gripped by a general hysteria. Most days, I feel like I'm living in a snow globe of swirling fears. Some of these fears brush by, creeping into my consciousness, then fleeing. Others land on my shoulders, staying until I make a big move to shake them off. The minute… Continue reading Resist the Call to Hysteria
It’s hard to visit any place online without seeing some sort of fancy slogan encouraging you to go get life and dream big. “Thank Big!” “Aim High!” “The Sky’s the Limit!” What if that is all wrong? As long as I can remember, I have been encouraged to set large goals, to take on the… Continue reading Think Small
I am just over two weeks into my Lenten observance. The advent of this holy season came at an opportune time for me. Leading up to Lent, I had been unwell. I was restless and dissatisfied. I had lost aim, and was starting to fall into something that was far too close to despair. The… Continue reading My Lenten Journey is More Important Than Ever
I’ve recently made some big changes to my diet. It’s funny how my kids roll their eyes and refer to this as being “on a diet” in that kid-like, backhanded way of “Mom’s trying to lose weight.” Truth be told, Mom is trying to lose weight, but the change in my diet is far more… Continue reading Be Careful of that Which You Consume
It seems that our country is having to come to grips with yet another mass shooting. As an educator, and a parent, and a human being, each one of these events guts me to the core. It’s not that difficult to imagine myself in the shoes of the parents desperately trying to locate their children… Continue reading Evil is Present – What Will You Do?