Archive for March 2012

Happy Birthday, Anna

My littlest sister’s birthday is tomorrow. She will be 10. She is very sweet, with a kind, caring soul. Our family pets loved her, because she could intuitively understand what they wanted–a belly skritch for the dogs, or a gentle pet for the cats. She could tell when the dogs wanted to go outside to... Read more »

Becoming Episcopalian: Archbishop of Canterbury stepping down

Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is stepping down at the end of this year. I’m still new to the whole Episcopalian/Anglican thing, and don’t really have a clue who he is. I’ve seen comments on various sites, though, that say he didn’t do enough to advance the idea of female clergy, that he handled... Read more »

How do you run when you're on your period?

Yeah. I said that. If you’re going to be offended by natural lady business, please stop reading now, and visit someone else’s blog on here. Okay? Thanks. So, my question isn’t so much of running while bleeding. I’ve done that before, and had no problem. I haven’t even had any problem with pads chafing me.... Read more »
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"Congratulations, you just broke your child."

We were three from the front now, and the boy started to come towards his dad yet again. His dad immediately stepped out of the line, jammed his fingers into his son’s collar bones until he winced in pain, and threatened him. “If you so much as make a sound or come off of that... Read more »

Dear anti-semitic bullies...

I saw what you posted on my sister-in-law’s Facebook wall. “You have a ugly jew nose.” Really? Anti-semitism kind of went out of style in the 40′s when Hitler jumped the shark. My sister-in-law, Elizabeth, dealt with the bully with far more grace and patience than I ever would have. Okay, 1. I really don’t... Read more »

How do you make time for more running?

My training is going pretty well. I have, what, 7 months left until the Chicago Marathon? Right now, I can easily handle 1 hour of running, and I’m slowly inching up to being able to do 2 hours more frequently. The problem is–how do I make time to run more often, and to run longer?... Read more »
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Becoming Episcopalian: The Power of Words

Becoming Episcopalian: The Power of Words
You’d be surprised at the power of words. Or maybe you already know. Words can hurt because of the ideas conveyed in them. And sometimes we can use it to our own advantage. My Becoming Episcopalian: My Journey post was shared on a couple of blogs. Being new to the idea of, “hey, people actually... Read more »

Kony 2012: Beware of fad activist campaigns

Before you lambaste me, I would like to say that Kony is a evil man. I agree with everyone on that. And I hope something can be done for the children being abused and the women being raped. I’m not so sure the KONY 2012 movie will actually help. Nor am I sure that Invisible... Read more »

Anonymous takes down Vatican website

If you haven’t seen yet, Anonymous, that weirdo hacker group that wears the Guy Fawkes masks, has hacked the Vatican site. As far as I can tell, www.vatican.va is still down, though they’re reportedly “working on it.” At least, I couldn’t get it to load. Anonymous says that they were protesting the long history of... Read more »
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Child abuse: different types of abuse

Yesterday, I posted about grieving about missing my siblings, and have gotten a tremendous response from from absolute strangers. Thank you, everybody, for your kind words. Words are so helpful, and will carry me through the third anniversary of being disowned. And if you’re the praying type, I do appreciate the prayers for the little... Read more »