Tag Archives: perspective

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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