What My Prayers Look Like

June 24, 2010
Praying to the Mountain: Last week my family sponsored a ceremony on the beach in my hometown, where we (along with about 30 others) spent the night praying and until sunrise As my family hosted the ceremony, we were bestowed many honors, one of which was to exit the prayer circle during the meeting and move with the road man around the our rim of the circle, praying to the four pray, each sister taking a direction in turn to pray My first ... keep reading

Eating for a Busy Life

June 19, 2010
The thing about local food is that it just tastes so much better This morning I woke up, and the minute my eyes opened, I was craving a local egg scramble with mushrooms, onions, and goat cheese and gluten free toast - you know, the kind of food that you could have cooked for yourself, but that you just love having someone else cook for you I love this kind of eating The type that you can go out and purchase, but that doesn't force you to ... keep reading

True Life: I Grew Up In a Queer Household

June 18, 2010
I was seven when my parent separated They moved into separate parts of the house, then acros the street from one another, and then ultimately, got divorced Then they moved on, and began dating other people My father had a series of girlfriends, some of whom lived with us and some that had other children We spent every weekend with my father My mother went on to have a series of girlfriends as well, though she rarely made any sort of declarative ... keep reading

What IF Wednesday: What If I Promised To Take Care of My Health?

June 17, 2010
Now I know that this isn't a true What If Wednesday, because DUH it's Thursday But, I was planning this post for yesterday, when I was too zonked out and weepy from actually taking care of my health that I was carted away in a little whambulance whenever I sat up and actually attempted to do anything productive So, this is the back story: I hate the doctors Not the way that other people who hate the doctors do, with a total fear of impending ... keep reading

What IF: I Went to Grad School?

June 09, 2010
Now this is not a traditional What IF Wednesday, but this topic is especially salient today because I just registered for clases for my Fall 2010 semester at Simmons School of Social Work Thus, obviously, I already knew I was taking this next step But, I made it this far in the proces by kind of hiding my head in the sand and waiting for the sandstorm to die down around me - also known as how I deal with most things So, today: It's real I'm ... keep reading