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I Am a Nasty Woman

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton “such a nasty woman” in the last debate, and with that, women rose up to embrace what he meant as an insult. In fact, calling her a “nasty woman” is just a shade cleaner and more acceptable than saying what he probably thought: cunt. When men feel viscerally threatened and […]

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I’m With Her

Monday, October 10th, 2016

I don’t post about politics. But this election is critical. Here is a list: Hillary Clinton’s Record of Accomplishments. Another record of Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments. Trump is: a narcissist, pathological liar, sexual predator, sexist, and a sociopath. Characteristics of a sociopath: Glibness and superficial charm Shallow emotions Grandiose sense of self Pathological lying Manipulative and […]

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Old Wounds and Misandry

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

On a deep fundamental level, I don’t like men. Part of me regards them as Other. Threatening. Inherently dangerous. Suspect. There are sound reasons why I feel this way. I don’t judge this part of myself, and I haven’t succeeded in healing it yet. I acknowledge and allow it to be. As I watched the […]

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Learning to Be an Includer

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Experiencing bullying at school is traumatic. When a child comes from a loving, stable family with empathetic parents, it is still hard on a child. When a child comes from a family system that is authoritarian or neglectful, the distress is even worse; often there is bullying ongoing in the home as well, and the […]

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The Incident on the Bus

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Reflections of Long Ago I am not a fan of public transportation. In most places I have lived, it is an inefficient means of getting around. For instance, if I had to commute from my home to Mountain View (25 miles away), a one-way trip would take two and a half hours via light rail […]

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The Risk of Assumption

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Last year in first grade, Claire adored her teacher. Her teacher was wonderful, warm, funny, and had high expectations. She loves kids. At the end of the year, though, Claire began saying that her teacher hated her. This total 180 in her perception startled me. She also said she didn’t love her teacher anymore. Claire […]

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Enlightenment Through a Cat

Friday, May 1st, 2015

God has come into my life. Now, don’t click away. Don’t let that word shut you down. I might not mean what you think I mean. It’s not a word I’ve used in my life for years. Stay with me while I meander through my story. This is Smokey. He’s been around a long time. […]

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Sunday, April 5th, 2015

This captures the essence of spiritual life for me.

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Advent Ideas Focused on Kindness

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” –Edith Wharton Advent is approaching! (Yes, I know I’m thinking way ahead.) Every year I put special activities (written on slips of paper) in our calendar pockets for us to do each day. This year, we’re going to […]

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Good Advice

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

I saw this clip, and I think it’s so valuable!

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