Finding God Outside the Box

Only six short months ago, we were all anticipating the year “2020”... The “Class of 2020” (what a great year to say you graduated!), tacky jokes about “2020 vision,” the adjustment to writing a “2” instead of a “1” on that written year section on a check or a form, as we had done for [...]

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Smile Emojis and Other Blunders

I remember the day... the day that changed everything for communication. It was the day that news sources began accepting “comments” under news articles. When was that even? It has to have been at least ten years ago... but I remember thinking, well it’s nice to hear about the coming snowstorm from the actual journalist, [...]

When The Pain Won’t Let Up…

Back in the day, when I was questioning everything, I turned to music. I started with good ole' fashioned 90's rage metal and alternative "confused and angry but also artist-poet" music that blended poetry of pain into chaotic chords... But I finally settled on Pink Floyd. I remember listening to it for the first time [...]

Julie’s Tape

I had labeled it "Julie's Tape." My teenage son had decided that it would be a fun (and useful) project to convert my ancient collection of cassette tapes (yes, young 'uns, those used to be a thing :)) into digitized form, especially since we sort of no longer even have a tape player.... I cringed [...]

Confessions of an Unbeliever

Wait... what? Shalimamma, an unbeliever?! Yeah, that's right. I may as well cut to the chase. I'm a natural-born skeptic, a Thomas (before he became a saint), a question-asker (is that a word?), a challenger to any and all "boxes" people want to assign me to, which seem logical and easy, but equally seem impossible [...]