Author Archives: Mindy

best meme EVER

OMG, can’t you just hear him saying it with a lisp, bending his wrist (and maybe stamping one foot) for emphasis?? If that offends, consider this: The Jesus person I believe existed was likely big enough to do exactly that!

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wild goose

I’ll be camping in a few weeks, at glorious Shakori Hills in North Carolina.  To my surprise, we haven’t camped since last year’s inaugural Wild Goose Festival.  How did a whole year go by with camping plans remaining only in … Continue reading

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wisconsin is on my mind

I heard something interesting on NPR this morning on the way to work… Sidenote:  I often start conversations these days with “I heard something on NPR…”  NPR is wonderful.  But I digress. I heard a brief bit this morning about … Continue reading

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wheelbarrow

One day when I was small, I apparently put a bunch of potato bugs in my wheelbarrow and gave them a ride.  I know this story because my mom tells it, not because I remember the day.  It’s kind of … Continue reading

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. out.

Yesterday, for some reason (bored?), I found myself looking at my former church’s website, and I learned a few things that made me go “ouch.”  I learned that a friend of mine has joined their staff.  I also learned that … Continue reading

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a world lies hidden

Picture a summer day. A few clouds hang suspended lightly in the sky, not enough to hinder the strong sun warming the back of the child’s neck as she lies stretched out, perched up on her elbows and kicking her … Continue reading

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january sounds like…

January sounds like a good month to move. Well, not really. I mean, the chance of bad weather… who wants to carry boxes, and load a truck in the snow, tracking mud and wet in the houses (old and new), … Continue reading

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when i heard it, i thought…

“When I heard it, I thought…” That was the prompt at a recent writer’s group I attended. Nothing came to mind at first, so I just played with it until something bubbled up. Here’s what came out (only slightly polished): … Continue reading

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time warp

Recently I experienced a sense that the calendar pages were flying off the wall faster than they ever had before. It was a new thing, different than other time-bendy, speedy experiences I’d had. And I’ve had plenty of those. I’ve … Continue reading

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panic

wondering if the pass will come (don’t they all? … so far it’s true) heart valve clamoring yammering, hammering fluttering, spasming uncontrollable, like an eye twitch but far more uncomfortable if not more neon sign noticeable to passersby. craving quiet … Continue reading

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