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The Lizard and the Goat

Anxiety disorders are a strange sort of creature.  I personify them as something creature-like because the disorders themselves can go from being manageable and small to monstrous and overpowering.   1,468 more words


The Best Possible Follow-up to That Blog I Wrote About That Poem I Wrote

The one I rambled about here? I got an email over the weekend from Australian Poetry Journal asking for a bio to go with the poem because they want to publish it in (I think) the July issue of… 95 more words

I Would Like To Recommend These People's Writing

Rage Against the Green Bean

As someone who was born into a loving family that lived in a prosperous country during a fairly enlightened historical period, I have rarely had to use that most basic lizard part of my brain. 809 more words


Like a Gecko, but not the cool, insurance company one.

There are times it is worth it, to dig my heels in as a teacher.  There are times it is important to demonstrate that I am the adult, that I am in charge, that I am strong.  907 more words

Emotional Disturbance

Lectionary Sermon for February 22 2015, Lent 1, Year B (on Mark 1: 9-15)

Hard-wired for Temptation
The writer of the Gospel of Mark tells us that Jesus who we now talk of as the Son of God, started out by spending more than a month in the wilderness struggling with his temptations.   2,079 more words



This is a social experiment.  Just a funny little test to see if those stupid blurb titles actually get people’s attention.  I promise not to be tricky again!   379 more words


On tv with Anne Geddes - how I did it.

You know those countless times when you turn on the tv and see someone famous that you think is awesome being interviewed and somewhere in the process some arbitrary caller comes into view and gets to speak to them and you think to yourself – How did that person get there? 815 more words