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I Don't Want to Debate. I Want to Talk about My Pain. How the Democrats Got It Wrong

It is quite interesting how just a few short months ago we were burying the Republican Party. They were in a state of disarray with a crowd of presidential contenders each of which seem to be more flawed than the next. 554 more words

Communication And Conflict Resolution

What We Call Ourselves

Here are two pages about my personal feelings about Christmas:
https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/christmas-plans/ (The images disappeared — I don’t know why.)
This page is about the source of winter holiday customs. 902 more words

Healing From Ritual Abuse

Family First

“Family – Like branches on a tree we all grow in different directions, but our roots remain as one.” ~Unknown

     Two years. That is the length of time since my last Thanksgiving dinner with my family. 993 more words


Football and the Denigration of the Other

To hell with georgia.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are such an awesome football team! We run a unique, complex offensive scheme specifically engineered to negate our opponents’ superior speed or strength, or both. 650 more words

Social Issues

Climbing Trees

This week’s gospel reading from the Revised Common Lectionary comes from Luke 19. Those of us with the unique pleasure of attending a Vacation Bible School will immediately start singing the song. 431 more words


Devoted actors

These dog days are sweltering and keeping the gardens going is exhausting.  I still read and react but have little energy left to blog.  Here is something that percolated up easily. 1,159 more words

Identity Crisis

“Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it.”

Attaching ourselves to a firm identity is incredibly appealing as social animals. 367 more words