Them Darned Homuhsexshuls

So apparently – yes, I’m going to jump right in as though I was just here yesterday – an Episcopalian priest in my community (meaning cultural, not necessarily where I LIVE) has been defrocked for his views on homosexuality and gay marriage. Apparently, he doesn’t agree with the Episcopal Church’s relatively new views on blessing […]

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I Think I Might Be Wreck-It Ralph or A Saint

The kids and I went to see Wreck-It Ralph. Great movie…much much better than I thought it would be. And it made me cry. I don’t want to give the whole movie away, but the premise of the story is that there’s a bad guy in a video game who’s tired of being the bad […]

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Dragonlore

I resumed doing something I haven’t done in a looooong time. Meditation. Add to that a bit more prayer, and I’ve been feeling a lot more…peaceful. My walk-in closet holds my meditative/prayer sanctuary but it had become quite unkempt. Clothes everywhere. An altar whose dust silently reprimanded me every time I looked at it. A […]

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It All Begins With Peace

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: If you find yourself constantly accusing SEVERAL people of the same faults, perhaps it’s time to look…INWARD. If you have been complaining about being misunderstood, not by one person, but by many, for DECADES, it’s time to look…INWARD. If your life is such that arguments and […]

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Thanks, But No Thanks? Really?

Today I was in a creative mood. Not a writing mood, more of a – visual arts kind of thing. So I worked on a vase that I’ve been crafting over several months. I find that while I’m doing that kind of work, I get more…reflective. When I’m writing, I need to concentrate on writing […]

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Baby Steps

Well, it’s late afternoon, and for some reason that I don’t quite understand, I haven’t crashed yet. But tonight, I am taking some sleeping pills and I am going to bed EARLY. Although I would love to get some writing done first…I’ll see if I can think coherently. You know, I was thinking today about […]

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Oh The World Is Such an Unhappy Place

Before you think, wow, this is going to be filled with all kinds of Sturm und Drang about my life, fear ye not. My life is actually pretty damn good. It’s OTHER people that I’m worried about. And me worrying about them is getting to…well, to me. I don’t know if it’s me, or it’s […]

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What I’m Giving Up for Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday, and if I had made any progress yet in taking off my pajamas, I would be in church by now, getting my forehead daubed with ashes to remind me that one day I will be ash again.  (Although if all goes as I plan, I won’t be ash, I’ll be fish […]

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Snowmageddon is Killing Me

Wow. I know, I know. It’s been, like, forever. It is really easy for me to write blog updates. It is very hard for me to remember to write blog updates. Sometimes. You know, the drugs, the tiredness, the kids, yadda yadda yadda. And then there’s all this goddamn fucking snow. Let me go on […]

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Santa Visits!

I’ve been a little teed off at Punksin’s school since we got the December calendar. Tomorrow, it says in bright letters, is the Chanukkah celebration. Then in a couple of weeks they’ll be celebrating Kwanzaa. The day after that, it notes, is when “Santa Visits“. And that, folks, is it. I am not a religious […]

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