Author Archives: Mindy

reviewing holy terror

Mel White has written a compelling book — one that should give us all nightmares.  He writes to expose the long-term goals of the fundamentalist christian religious right, seeing part of the same evil story that Jeff Sharlet tells in … Continue reading

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wild

We are sitting out back on the deck in the dark looking up at the sky where the clouds faintly glow fullout racing. We have ringside seats. North Carolina pinetrees… 4 stories tall… dancing, reaching towards us and again away … Continue reading

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starting a conversation

My friend Jane stars in a movie! My partner Sandy and I watched the entire 2012 GOP race–through the primaries, every debate, to the RNC and beyond.  It was like a soap opera.  Or a train wreck.  We couldn’t take … Continue reading

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trio

. a letter in the mail unretrievable pregnant what chapter could it close? or birth? a dear one hurting unreachable chrysalis and just like the butterfly I cannot assist . layers and memories untamable promising how to embrace them safely … Continue reading

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rest

Leonard Cohen whines in the late afternoon light elegantly A few reds and golds cling still to the grey branches outside Enough color to fill the senses, wondering at nature’s generous heart. Rich aromas push out from the kitchen in … Continue reading

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rights

A friend of mine shared this clip today, of an interview about Kerry Washington’s speech at the DNC.  My friend shared the clip along with her pretty harsh opinion.  Her takeaway: that the woman being interviewed by Laura Ingraham is … Continue reading

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limber

I have learned to stretch as part of my routine at the gym.  I fought it at first, not liking the tight, sort of creaking, tough feel to my limbs and joints.  I finally discarded some of the stretches that … Continue reading

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eyes

My daughter has her father’s eyes.  Every once in a while, an expression will cross her face that carries such a strong echo of his that it takes me by surprise.  It’s most striking when she is making a face … Continue reading

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the opera

Sandy and I went to the opera last Friday night.  We are neither of us total strangers to such culture, but neither is opera part of our usual activity. The performance was … quite simply incredible.  We went specifically to … Continue reading

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tig

I have been “tigged!”  What is that you ask?  Basically, it’s a blog version of the old email list of questions you answer and forward to others.  I like the net-community I’m getting to know — both the new blogs … Continue reading

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