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Tag Archive: Life

Me Too

When I was in ninth grade, a boy grabbed me, pulled me into a dark doorway, pushed me against the wall, pushed himself against me, and made me kiss him. He shoved his… Continue reading

Back to Reading for Pleasure

It has been years since I’ve felt like I’ve read for pleasure. I mean, of course I have, but even when I was, I felt like I had to post a detailed analysis… Continue reading

What Would Marsha Do?

I’ve had a stressful and unhappy year. My oldest daughter barely survived seventh grade. There were enough tears to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and there were many nights spent worrying over her.… Continue reading

What I Bought

My last post gushed over visiting Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon. Today’s post is a report of what I bought while there.   I also purchased a few books at the… Continue reading

I Marched

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what it’s for.” –Laurel Clark (astronaut killed in Columbia accident) I marched with a group of 200 men and women on Saturday in one… Continue reading

Which Alexander McCall Smith Series?

I recently tried to read Corduroy Mansions, the first book in a series by Alexander McCall Smith. As you may recall, I love Smith’s work. But after starting, and then stopping, this book,… Continue reading

Office

I recently began work as a visiting assistant professor at a new university. I’ve finally settled into my office. My books surround me, and I love the feeling of it. Here is my… Continue reading

Motherhood: Post-Partum Happiness

My good friend Britney Mills has compiled a collection of stories about motherhood that is now available on Amazon. And my story is in it! The Motherhood Trek: Stories of the Smiles, Tears,… Continue reading

I Just Realized

I just realized that I may not live to see a female president in the United States. I just realized that the America I live in is not the America I thought I… Continue reading

Mystery Novels

I recently gave a lesson to the youth in my church and to get their attention, I asked them if they liked a good mystery. I showed them a slide with some of… Continue reading