This has also been published as a guest post on This Is True. Source: PictureQuotes.com Every Sunday morning, I spend time writing for This is True, …A Badge of Honor, Tarnished
Reluctantly Speaking of Abortion
Rage filled my heart as it beat like a large pair of dragon wings were flapping in my chest. My face, red with anger and fear. Tears stung my eyes and begged for them not to fall…they did anyway. It was Monday evening and I had an early shift at Planned Parenthood as as escort … Continue reading Reluctantly Speaking of Abortion
Overlooked. I have been overlooked; for jobs, contributions to sports teams, because I am fat, or because I am a woman. I try not to overlook others. When I worked as the senior minister for two different jobs, I tried to make space for other in worship by using inclusive/expansive language. I tried to make … Continue reading Reluctantly, Overlooked
In September a notice went up for the WFTDA (Women's Flat Track Derby Association) needed writers for the upcoming playoff season. I replied to the request and was fortunate enough to be picked up for the job. It's not especially glamorous or anything like that, but it was enabling me to write sports again. When … Continue reading Reluctantly, Handled…
Reluctantly, Roller Skates
It's true. After two years of not having roller skates on my feet, I sit her typing, with skates on them...reluctantly? I'm not sure what to think as I have found my own place in the roller derby community. It's a bright, shiny place for me in the world of announcing. I get to use … Continue reading Reluctantly, Roller Skates
There was that one day, 11 years ago this Spring, where I decided my cat Fiona needed a new friend. Ok, My cat Fiona was 10 and I decided that I didn't want to live a cat-less life, so I wanted to adopt earlier rather than later. I began looking into the Athens County Humane … Continue reading Grief, Reluctantly
Out of my Comfort Zone
I broke my ankle playing roller derby 3 years ago this week. It was a rough week as my body seemed to remember the trauma well before I did. I started having nightmares and fixating and replaying the break several times a day. Since the break, I've struggled with finding a place in derby ever … Continue reading Out of my Comfort Zone
Happy Birthday, A(dot) Ham!
His name was Alexander Hamilton....and there were a million things he didn't do because of the now infamous duel in Weehawken, New Jersey, with Aaron Burr. Or as one of the creators of Hamilton: An American Musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda affectionally calls him, A (Dot) Burr. A.Ham was not the greatest guy however he was an … Continue reading Happy Birthday, A(dot) Ham!
….with a little help from my friends
I'm trying to figure out what I'm doing with this part of my life. I enjoy writing and need to keep doing this. I worked for a local magazine for awhile and that was nice because I went back to my roots as a journalist. It was a lot of work and fun. The magazine … Continue reading ….with a little help from my friends
Life, Death and New Beginnings
I've always had a dog or a cat of my own. I can't remember there ever being a time in which I didn't have one -- except while I was in grad school and even then I found a way to have a cat for most of my stay there. St. Louis is where I … Continue reading Life, Death and New Beginnings