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Divisions Within Our Ranks

I do not have much time left as this begins the week of STAAR testing so I shall try and make my personal narratives a little shorter this week to accommodate the time gap that is needed to prepare for such a useless test.   717 more words


Sotto voce

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit He taketh away: and every branch in me that beareth fruit, He purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.” (John 15:1-2) 812 more words


A Few of My Favorite Atheists: Nietzsche

 I originally wrote this series, “These Are A Few Of My Favorite Atheists”, for the Mockingbird blog.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900)

Eastern Orthodox theologian David Bentley Hart, in… 1,081 more words

Personal Narrative

Arnold Gingrich: a well tempered angler

“Actually, though being well read must be a part of the process, an angler is tempered chiefly by practice and experience, by learning and attempting to reach the successively higher goals of his sport, and thus acquiring, through any amount of disappointment and frustration, the satisfaction of knowing that he is doing the simplest thing in the hardest way possible.” – Arnold Gingrich… 1,277 more words

Arts & Literature

Puppy Love

I was spoon fed my teen idols by the Post cereal company. Lured by a brilliant ad guy into the Honeycomb Hideout, where I would cut 45’s off the backs of cereal boxes and play them on my CLOSE ‘n PLAY. 1,415 more words


Letters to the universe.. #1

Never let someone else determine your comfort, your self acceptance, or your happiness.

You are the leader of your own self, and if you stray off that path you will become nothing but one who seeks those feelings from anyone but themselves. 10 more words

Encountering Mt. Doom: hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Completing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in on March 25 was neither what I anticipated nor hoped for. My husband,  John, and I have been planning our trip to New Zealand for months and since seeing the trek described as “one of the world’s top single-day hikes” we had put it at the top of our to-do list. 990 more words

Personal Narrative