Isn’t it funny how something that was once so familiar can eventually feel so foreign that it is just…strange?
I’m writing this piece from a public computer in our town’s public library — a place that still feels quite foreign to me. It shouldn’t, but it does. Continue reading “The Strange and Familiar”
I’ve been struggling lately.
By all accounts, my life is pretty damn great. I live in a great town, have fantastic friends, and an amazing girlfriend who surprises me more and more each day with her capacity to love….but I’m struggling.
Sister Act opens on Friday night, and I’m playing one of the nuns. I love little character roles like these – they’re quirky, funny, and a lot of fun to play.
But there’s one thing I don’t love. Continue reading “Walking Fat in a Skinny World”
I have a confession.
It may come as a shock to some of you, but…….
I don’t always read the instructions.
Well, let me clarify. I don’t always FOLLOW the instructions. Continue reading “Figuring It Out”
They come from different backgrounds, hold different beliefs, but they all have something in common. Continue reading “Honor the Women”
Six years ago, I reached my breaking point, grew a backbone, and left the strict, completely unhealthy religious sect I’d grown up in. It was the most terrifying, liberating thing I’ve ever and will ever do. Today, it feels like a lifetime ago, a distant memory I can look back on with pride. Six years ago, I stood up. And I’m still standing. Continue reading “Still, I Stand”
Fear is a powerful emotion. It literally causes changes in body and brain chemistry, prompts visceral, physical reactions, and can provoke us to react in ways that are less than, well, rational and kind.
Sadly, I know this firsthand. Continue reading “Of Fear and Apologies”
Hope is a verb.
It is an action.
A MARCH. Continue reading “Hope is a Verb – For Cincinnati and Beyond”
I took a little poll on Facebook today. I wanted to ask my personal collective hive-mind what they thought about me. Specifically, I wanted to know if they thought I was an introvert or an extrovert. The answers, surprisingly, were all over the map. I got everything from extreme extrovert too extreme introvert, and lots of in between.
I was mildly amused to see the wide range of answers, and kept a running tally on a Post-It note on my desk. When I left work today, the introverts had it by 4 votes.
So, who was right? Continue reading “When the Introvert Dances”
Taking stock of what I have and what I haven’t
What do I find?
The things I got will keep me satisfied
Checking up on what I have and what I haven’t
What do I find?
A healthy balance on the credit side…
It’s that time of year when I find myself taking stock of the past 12 months, running through a mental exit interview of sorts, as I prepare for my next trip around the sun. You’ve probably noticed my lack of posts the past few months. It isn’t because I haven’t had anything to say – I’ve just been busier in the real world than I have online, and, well, the past month or so has been rough on all of us. That, especially has been weighing on my heart as I both take stock of the last year and look ahead at what’s to come. Every time I think over the past 12 months, I have the same reaction:
Man, 2016’s been a bit of a year, hasn’t it? Continue reading “Taking Stock of What I Have and What I Haven’t…”
I cried through church today.
This is not all that an uncommon occurrence, though it hasn’t happened in a good long while…which was nice.
My dry eye streak ended this morning.
And I wasn’t even wearing waterproof mascara.
Continue reading “When Everyone Means EVERYONE”