Author Archives: Mindy

non-soccer mom

The sky was soft grey and blue, framing the shapes of the spring leaves above me. I could hear each deep breath, soothing, like a heart-beat in the womb. The ground felt alive beneath my shoulders, my arms spread wide, … Continue reading

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the miller mausoleum

I wrote a poem recently for a memorial service for those Millers who were originally buried in the above-pictured mausoleum. They were re-interred this past summer as part of efforts to reconstruct and save the building. I publish the poem … Continue reading

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changes

Who says old dogs can’t learn new tricks? Two seemingly small—and yet significant—changes have found their way into my life. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I recently started typing only one space after each period, instead of two. I’ve lived almost a half-century now … Continue reading

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choices

I’m skipping a student film screening to write this post, and I don’t want to regret that. So I’m choosing not to. ~ I decided to go to a big family reunion recently, putting aside several trepidations to do so. … Continue reading

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as above so below

I went with my parents last week to visit their parents’ gravesites. My mom’s dad was in the army, so her parents are buried in a military cemetery. The sky that day was strangely beautiful. I’ve not seen a sky — … Continue reading

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tuffet learning

I learned how to make cheese the other day. Or rather, I learned some things about how cheese is made. It’s yet to be seen if I can actually make it happen myself. Seems fairly easy on paper: Step 1. milk … Continue reading

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morelee!

I’m feeling inspired to practice my rusty voice here. The source of that inspiration: an old friend has reached out. If it weren’t for facebook connecting me with grade school classmates, I think she would be my oldest friend! I … Continue reading

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what happened was…

What happened was, I went to the mountains.  I went to a Sun weekend retreat, something I’ve wanted to do for as many years, I think, as I’ve been a reader of the magazine. What happened was that I got … Continue reading

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another’s shoes

A friend of mine, who describes herself as progressive christian, a minister, and queer (among other things), recently entered into relationship with another woman.  This other woman was a pastor who was rejected by her christian denomination when she came … Continue reading

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summer…!

Yesterday was our first BBQ day of the season. We’ve been gradually spending more time out back on the deck, under fewer layers each week.  No blankets at all yesterday, and warm enough to break out Sandy’s Weber! Today I’m … Continue reading

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