My Copy: 9780385485517 (image from amazon.com) I'm not sure what exactly I expected to get from this book, but I did find it immensely helpful in a lot of ways. I think the title sums up what might be the overarching, lingering thing about dealing with suicide--most of the time, there's no time to say … Continue reading No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One, by Carla Fine
My Copy: 9780664262679 (image from amazon.com) Somewhere in the examples of family, friends, and churches, I've found myself not looking at Christianity as terribly relevant to me for over a decade. But this book is making me take another chance on Christianity--and myself--to find the good and spiritual. A Bigger Table is a fantastic read … Continue reading A Bigger Table: Building Messy, Authentic, and Hopeful Spiritual Community, by John Pavlovitz
Simply speaking, the sports bra is a stretchy piece of fabric that fits over your head (or around your chest) and is supposed to hold the breasts during exercise. Okay, men, I'll give your eyes a moment to linger over that word... Exercise! Out of your system now?... Moving on. I admit, I find them … Continue reading My Preciousss… a Love/Hate Relationship With the Sports Bra
I noticed last week that one of my bosses told me "I trust you" when it came to the front-desk work that I'm still learning about. Being that I'm the senior-most employee working that section, (and that's a helluva shocker), it was a bit startling.... And that I don't recall hearing that phrase much, if ever.
It began suddenly. A middle-aged woman and a young man with a motorcycle helmet got into it. He'd parked in the handicapped spot and come in to order his coffee. So, without warning, she started yelling at him about how he should be ashamed to take the handicapped parking spot...
The past few months online have been a revelation for me as a woman, because I've seen honest dialogue about women's issues begin and squeamishness start to pass. Guess it's time to throw my hat in the ring and go searching for the answers I need from women who work and live and think differently.
A few days ago I got to thinking about this concept after reading and responding to a few other bloggers in our crazy fun world. What got me thinking hard was where I am now and where I've always been. And how the hell I'm gonna get away from it. That might require some gasoline and kindling to burn some bridges that might need burning...