Blessing or curse

I've been sitting, bitterly, reflecting on a post I saw a few days ago. It put into words what I'd been feeling for so long and didn't know how to say it. The tweet is linked above, but to quote it again: "400,000 people have died from COVID-19 and there are people who fix their [...]

Let’s talk about free speech

I looked up all the answers to your questions so you don't have to; let's talk about free speech. President's Twitter got deleted. Then some other stuff. Y'all mad? Let me tell you why you shouldn't be. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging [...]

Crown Heights

This one feels unfinished, but I think it's unfair to hold things in until they're perfect. My standard of perfection I've had for my work has prevented me from sharing things for 23 years. When gun violence hits close to home and you type into your phone on your train ride back to your apartment [...]

guns.

My husband says that even though I know people are never going to do the right thing, I still expect people to do the right thing. I hold high standards. Sometimes those standards aren't really fair because I form the ideas of what I want people to be based on what will make ME happy [...]

the hard things

If you go back through my archives, you may have noticed I stopped writing for a while. I mean quite the hiatus. And my writing changed. I used to write about... serious things, I guess. Now you're seeing recipes. Sometimes. There's a lot going on and I feel guilty when I'm silent. And I think [...]

Russell Brand responds to Chapel Hill & Copenhagen murders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgIxmRnLGRg This one is close to home for me (literally). It pains me to see entire faiths condemned for one extremist group. I don't like when people lump all of Christianity into one category. Is Islam really so different that they should become lesser? We may not agree on all things or believe the same [...]

Equality

I'd just like to remind everyone of something that I was graciously reminded of tonight. Genesis 1:27 "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." Mankind, as a whole, was created by and is loved by the God of the universe. [...]