A Day in the Life of a Writer, Grace, memoir, Writing

A Day in the Life of a Writer: Excavation via fresh hurts

Sometimes I only have a scent.  Ivory Soap. Pine sap. Old Spice. It’s faint, like an afterimage, as Atwood writes in The Handmaid’s Tale. Other times, I catch a memory when I noodle about something peripheral, like the weather of my childhood. And other times, I am knocked into a pit by something that happens,… Read More A Day in the Life of a Writer: Excavation via fresh hurts

Opinion

5-year-old boy’s costume causes uproar with Christian moms

If this little boy had shown up as, say, the Joker, that would not have raised the same bristly response as his Daphne costume did.  What is it about embracing the feminine that sets Christians on edge?  My sons played in my make-up and jewelry when they were five, and they clunked around in my… Read More 5-year-old boy’s costume causes uproar with Christian moms

Cool stuff

all that is good in the world

I had the most amazing encounter with four little cherubs. They were siblings, and one of them, an 8-year-old little girl named Jacqueline, was selling Brown Bag cookies. I was on the phone in my car at a friend’s office, talking to my boss, when these four little happy, hopeful faces appeared at my window.… Read More all that is good in the world