Love Trumps Hate

To the man who yelled, “The president still loves you!” at me today upon seeing my “Love Trumps Hate” bumper sticker: Because you hollered at me from your car as you were driving away, I gather that you did not … Continue reading

Snow Sabbath

In Richmond, snow is white magic, enchanting us to act in strange and beautiful ways. Democrats and Republicans, stand shoulder to shoulder, smiling as they peer out of 10th floor windows watching white petals turn dirty streets into Currier and … Continue reading

Violet Dreams

Last night, at the stroke of twelve, we let go of 2014. For some this “letting go” held regret, for others celebration. I’m not sure where I was on the spectrum between the wistful romanticism of another year gone and … Continue reading

Truth in Advertising

A not-so-brief word about the billboard: If you aren’t familiar with the billboard, a local group called the Parents and Friends of Ex-gays and Gays (PFOX) purchased ad space from Lamar Advertising for a billboard in the city of Richmond … Continue reading

Spidertales #5: “It ain’t a spider.”

During my year of major life changes (divorce, left job, started seminary, moved twice, sold old house, purchased new house, lost friends, made new friends), I began dating again. My ex-husband and I were together for eight years, five of … Continue reading

Spidertales #4: Arachnidiot

Arachnidiot (ar ak ni’ di ot) – n. A person, who, having wandered into an “invisible” spider web, begins gyrating and flailing about wildly. By the spring of 1994, my husband and I split up after an apathetic five years.  … Continue reading

Spidertales #3: I Saw Something Nasty in the Kitchen

The signs were there, yet I did not heed them. In 1990, I had another life.  I was married to a different man, had a regular job at a regular company with regular benefits, and I lived in a suburb … Continue reading