I live in a fairly arid area that does terrible things to my hair and skin (I clearly was not meant to live here, heh). My hair is frizzy anyway, but this environment makes it worse, so I’ve learned to put both a thick leave-in conditioner and a certain amount of oil in it after… Continue reading How’s Your Straw?
…when cool things happen and you want to share. This is a “Druidry thing” (you’ve been warned, heh): I’ve approached a point in my journey where I am called to work with a different animal for a while — I mean, Wolf and Butterfly have always been (and may always be) my totems, but there’s… Continue reading And Then There are the Days…
Another BTVS quote (bonus points if you know which episode it was): Willow: It does appear to be mocking you with its eye holes. Oz: And yet its nose hole seems sad and full of self-loathing. Some days, this empty space seems to be mocking me. I haven’t figured out what direction this blog might… Continue reading It Does Seem to be Mocking You
Sometimes you read something that’s so unexpectedly profound and resonant that you have to just stop all the things for a bit and take it in. That was me this morning, stumbling across “Sometimes a Wild God” by Tom Hirons. (Go ahead…I’ll wait.) … I’ve been wrestling (again) lately with something I think we all… Continue reading When You Stop Fighting
Let’s say that something less than ideal is happening (or just happened) in your life. “Look at the silver lining!” they say. It’s not terrible advice, you know. But sometimes, it’s really hard to see a silver lining. Sometimes we just have to paint our own. (And I’m not talking about the super-serious life events… Continue reading Paint Your Own Silver Linings
(This entire post is going to sound terrible and possibly self-aggrandizing, and I apologize now for any pain caused — but I don’t believe in minimizing my truths to make other people feel more comfortable.) I think most parents hope their children will be smart, maybe even smarter than Dear Old Mom and Dad themselves.… Continue reading The Dark Side of Intelligence
“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” –Steinbeck, in East of Eden (nod your head if you know where this is going) I was attacked online today in a private message. Apparently, God hates me. God can get in line. (Well, maybe.) <–agnostic joke I’m used to theological debates,… Continue reading God Hates Me (the Internet Told Me So)