I was on time for once. In all my years of therapy, I've never felt reluctant to share my story, so I could be better! But this time, there's so much going on, and getting it all straight was flummoxing. I finally understand why it would be hard for someone to lay their cards on the table.
I don't know if you've seen this - it's been making the rounds of Facebook. The letters to the librarian of Troy, Michigan, and the children of Troy are such a gift to the world. From the Troy Public Library blog: In May 1971, the Troy Public Library at 510 West Big Beaver opened its… Continue reading letters to children about reading
Holy God. I actually feel bad for the karate instructor. His doing a great job keeping the kids in line, but I just feel like my child is so energetic, so driven, so WILD. He's doing really well. The instructor, I mean. Most NUANCE is lost on my child. God love him. I'm reading, Raising… Continue reading Children’s Karate
I often find myself reminding myself to be more compassionate to my younger self. I'm all old and wise now because she made all the mistakes she did. She never should have had sex with that guy.
"Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over." - Ernest Hemingway http://www.brainpickings.org/2013/04/19/hemingway-on-writing/ At best, I'm ambivalent about Hemingway. The awesome, booze-soaked Parisian meanderings aside, dude had some serious issues. I read The Sun Also Rises, and Did. Not. Get. It. I remember my English teacher, Ms. Stubbs, asking me, "You knew he… Continue reading Quote of the Day, Hemingway
~ The Cast of Characters, Should you Read my Blog ~ Myself: Now, 43 after my most recent birthday. Vampire old. Theologian. Asthmatic. Married, mother of two precious effing cherubs. Survivor of child sexual assault. Recovering alcoholic with six + years sober. My Superpower is The Laugh. My totem animal is The Moon. When I'm feeling… Continue reading Dramatis Personae
Judge Judy makes me question my faith in the future of humanity.
"Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening." Greta Garbo Think of all those customer service monkeys who have to pretend to be happy all day. Wow.
Me: Sometimes I honestly feel like the struggles of my life cannot be described in ordinary terms. Hence, hyperbole.
Jess Walter is a local writer here in Spokane. I've been immensely enjoying his and Sherman Alexie's podcast, "A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment." I listened to episode 2 last night on my way to the grocery store, and Jess read his poem, "Song of Spokane." I laughed. It was a breath of fresh air. I… Continue reading Jess Walter’s Song of Spokane