Category Archives: Inspiration


2016 wasn’t a complete disaster.  I experienced gut wrenching pain [death, relapse, difficult life lessons], euphoric joy [recovery, adulting, the perfect job] and learned so much I thought my head would explode.  Even though the vast majority of my news … Continue reading

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This is God

Ask ten Unitarian Universalists about God and you’ll receive ten different answers.  My church refuses to be limited by a singular explanation of such a staggering concept; instead, people are encouraged to explore their own personal ideas.  I struggle when … Continue reading

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Dear friends, hippos, reincarnation

“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing.  There is a time for silence.  A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny.  And a time to prepare to pick up the … Continue reading

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JiLTED [part 3]

Many moons ago I launched a successful online magazine.  Motherhood put the kibosh on that.  A few years ago there was a resuscitation attempt which produced a preview issue and then fizzled.  Throughout all of this people have asked me … Continue reading

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* R. i. P. * Wade Stooksberry

It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart I announce Wade Stooksberry lost his battle with brain cancer yesterday.  Although I never had the privilege of meeting of him, the words of countless others attest to the fact that … Continue reading

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Faith in humanity restored

“The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.” ~ William Wordsworth Stumbling upon 30 Random Acts Of Kindness That Will Make You Love The World in my Facebook newsfeed … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela dies

November 22, 2000….a day I’ll never forget.  Along with some of my classmates I went to the Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ to watch Nelson Mandela receive the Freedom Award.  He spoke to a standing room only … Continue reading

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