Hiiii, August! 🙂 I love August (and Lughnasadh; hope everyone who celebrates had a lovely one!) because it really starts to feel like the year is on the wane, even if not weather-wise just yet. July is still so "high summer" in my head that it doesn't feel real yet. I've always been a fan … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: August 5, 2019
Should you marry someone of a different faith? That depends on the faith and on who you ask...
Y'all. My heart hurts so much right now that I can barely breathe. My husband was flying back over the ocean as the people of Nice, France, were crying a sea of tears. I was on a mountain as people in Dallas were brought low by a sniper firing on cops protecting a peaceful protest. … Continue reading Roiling Love
I used to think that being isolated from the world at large would be terrible. I have come to that turning point when I most often crave less interaction, fewer headlines (and less blood boiling all around), not more. I kinda had that pegged for age 65ish, not 33. Huh. And yet...responding less, speaking out … Continue reading Advancing on the Tide (from the FB files)
Dear Mr. S., It's Teacher Appreciation Week, and I've been reflecting on the many great educators who have touched my life over the years. I was very fortunate, from grade school through college, to experience the wisdom and kindness of several amazing teachers and professors. The good far outnumbered the mediocre or bad. But it … Continue reading Teacher Appreciation Lifetime
The first letter I ever wrote (and mailed) was two lines of pencil scrawls on one of those gray papers with red and blue lines on it, the kind for children just learning to write. I think it consisted of, "Hi. How are you? I am fine. Love you, bye," and I was the proudest … Continue reading The Last Letter
"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)
Originally posted 02.11.16 on Facebook (I'll be porting a few more well-read posts in the future): I guess when someone asks you what advice you'd give a new mom, hysterical laughter isn't the answer they're looking for. 😀 The things I would have told someone a long time ago sure have changed! 1. All advice … Continue reading (M)advice