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

Grief, Reluctantly

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

My Baby Girl: Fiona

My Fiona Sue has been with me since 2002. She has made me laugh, collected my tears and soothed my anxieties. I adopted Fiona when I lived in St. Louis and in seminary. I found that I really did need a fur baby to help me cope with the stresses of school. I broke the … Continue reading My Baby Girl: Fiona

I Broke.

I broke. I broke when my Mom died. My soul felt like it faded away that October morning. My desire and will and happiness drained away and I was left a hollow shell. I broke. In May I just started to pull myself from the hole of my depression. I had found roller derby again. I had … Continue reading I Broke.