F*ck the Flu

I. Will. Overcome.

Seriously. I have spent the last week in a viral intrusion of 102 degree fevers, body aches, headaches, pain, cough, pain, cough, cough, cough.  I am not big on taking medications to treat symptoms but after 2 days of raging inferno fever, I took OTC meds to ease the pain and limit the symptoms for a few hours. Continue reading


Being A Girl: A Brief Personal History of Violence

We can change this. We must.

The Belle Jar


I am six. My babysitter’s son, who is five but a whole head taller than me, likes to show me his penis. He does it when his mother isn’t looking. One time when I tell him not to, he holds me down and puts penis on my arm. I bite his shoulder, hard. He starts crying, pulls up his pants and runs upstairs to tell his mother that I bit him. I’m too embarrassed to tell anyone about the penis part, so they all just think I bit him for no reason.

I get in trouble first at the babysitter’s house, then later at home.

The next time the babysitter’s son tries to show me his penis, I don’t fight back because I don’t want to get in trouble.

One day I tell the babysitter what her son does, she tells me that he’s just a little boy, he doesn’t know…

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Lost Words

Sometimes words cannot express/
the feelings that we wish/
to send across the miles./
Sometimes a poet’s hands/
are bound and all that reaches/
the one they love is a soft smile./
Take the emotion that is lost on mere words/
listen instead to the heart’s truer cords,/
and know that you are deeply loved./

My Christian Perspective

I heartily agree with GP. Love, the greatest and sometimes the most difficult command.


The holiday season is upon us. From October to January a multitude of various religious holidays occur. I grew up in a home that celebrated Christmas as a Christian holiday.christmas_nativity_scene_200625 I am well aware of the history of the Christmas holiday. I choose to let my celebration transcend the pagan origins.  I observe the holiday in honor of my Lord and I am convinced in my own mind. Romans 14:5-7 covers this topic.

Romans 14:5-7 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
One person considers one day to be above another day. Someone else considers every day to be the same. Each one must be fully convinced in his own mind. Whoever observes the day, observes it for the honor of the Lord.[a]Whoever eats, eats for the Lord, since he gives thanks to God; and whoever does not eat, it is for the Lord that he does…

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