Acts of Tenderness

October 4, 2017 /

This week I’ve heard from many of my friends, readers, and fellow bloggers that we are all at a loss for words right now. I feel the same way, which makes it particularly difficult to write and publish a new blog post. Writing has a way of forcing you to…

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When Being Childfree is Boring

July 5, 2017 /

When I was younger I was very focused on building my career so I could have the life I wanted. I didn’t know if I would ever get married and I knew I did not want children. So, I focused on my career and my education. I never pictured my…

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Is Everyone Really Welcome At My Table?

June 25, 2017 /

The internet today is full of disheartening stories about victims of mistreatment and unabashed hate. I want to say something to those people who are being targeted, victimized, and flat out hated. I want to open my door, sit them at my table, bring them cookies and coffee, plop down…

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Child Laughter


April 10, 2017 /

There are two faces that come to mind when I think about laughter – my friends Amy and Laura. We don’t laugh constantly when we are together but when we do we laugh hard. Actually, they laugh hard. If I close my eyes and think about their laughter I can…

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