A (former) Christian’s Argument for Atheism

This was so important to me I decided to blog it. It's about something the Pope, my most favorite person in the Universe, said. "How many times have we all heard people say 'if that person is a Catholic, it is better to be an atheist'." ~ Pope Francis http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/pope-suggests-better-to-be-atheist-than-hypocritical-catholic/ar-AAngu7y   I've been running this … Continue reading A (former) Christian’s Argument for Atheism


Happy Easter: Crumbs of Hope from Reality TV

Warning: irreverent pics ahead. Purpose: to offset serious subject matter. Today is Easter. Last week also saw the Purim: Ta'anit Esther - March 23, 2016 and Shushan Purim - March 25, 2016, about which I know embarrassingly little. So other than commemorating the event, albeit late, I'm going to keep my mouth shut and my pen still … Continue reading Happy Easter: Crumbs of Hope from Reality TV

The Loser’s Prayer

Too much wrong, not any right Living through the fight or flight I hear you calling as I’m falling Through the darkness of worse than night The gates of hell greet the valley of lies Evil laughs at the sounds of your cries Angels are deaf and Gods are blind And I fear we are … Continue reading The Loser’s Prayer

Apprentices of Alchemy

This is still a work in progress. My last poem took me six months, and I've got another under construction for a year. This one said something I needed to say, though.  Feedback welcome.  Apprentices to alchemy of the soul Send poison from their lips to our bones Once wiser wizards healed hearts stone to gold … Continue reading Apprentices of Alchemy

Children’s Story: “Frederick and The Very Ugly Tree House”

I try to think of stories to help my son deal with sadness and trauma. The truth is that some pretty awful things have happened to him in his young life, and there’s no way around that. I had to come to this realization myself after decades of fighting a history I had to accept: … Continue reading Children’s Story: “Frederick and The Very Ugly Tree House”

Embracing the Princess Within

From the time my little girl could speak until present day, she has been obsessed with being a princess. It’s how she wants to go to school; it’s how she wants to grow up. Skirts and bows and tulle and tiaras. Me, struggling with my recovery as a former kool-aid drinking feminist, balked at this. … Continue reading Embracing the Princess Within

Leaning In and Leaning Out

Feminism and the Mommy Wars: My own salvo. I was re-reading my blog in a fit of narcissism the other night. That’s what I do now after the kids have gone to bed. At any rate, I read the post about Etsy and feminism. I think I’ve written other places as well about my disappointment … Continue reading Leaning In and Leaning Out