COM vs LIT Majors

I keep trying to think how to phrase my “nuanced” feelings on the pro-life, anti-abortion, pro-choice debates. This is not just a metaphor. I feel at some bone-deep level like I want to blame my ideological archrivals the Com majors for this, and for global warming and the extinction of the dinosaurs. Communications majors will […]

FF: Change the Channel?

Tap the frog to join the fun!  “Oh it’s that boring show again. Mommy, can’t you change the channel?” Monica has to fight back a laugh. “It’s not a show. It’s the news.” “What is news?” “It tells us what’s going on in the world.” She turns up the volume to hear the stock market […]

Some Words on Consecrated Virginity

1 Corinthians 7 I think that in view of the present distress it is good for a person to remain as he is. Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife. But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a betrothed […]

Spiritual Reflection

I live very close to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, comfortably in the suburbs, but I have many friends/acquaintances/former coworkers who work or live in or near the capitol complex. There may be riots there this weekend because of the presidential inauguration. Because the world didn’t have enough problems already. I know. Plus, no one has sent us […]

Believe in me when I say….

It’s been an interesting week for So many reasons. One of the most interesting has been a conversation I had on CPTSD and mental health. It is a medical fact that trauma shapes the brain. I know that, for example, because I was abused repeatedly in my single digit years, I have trauma that will […]

FF: The Pen Is Mightier….

JUST FOR FUN CLICK THE FROG “Why do humans keep looking at me like that?” Sammy bent out of shape in order to peer at his friend before snapping back into his paperclip persona. “If you keep moving around, sooner or later they notice.” Meanwhile, Molly grabs the pen she was looking for and sticks […]

IWSG: The Moment You Hit Send

It’s the 1st Wednesday of 2021 and that means a very special first. It is the first IWSG Day of 2021, the day when all us insecure writers get together to compare notes and prepare for the impending apocalypse. No not the end of the world in some nuclear winter. I mean the moment you […]

Made Up Problems

James 4:2-3 ESV “You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.” This week, I’m thinking about things like shoestring budgets, making […]

FF: I Do

CLICK THE FROG TO JOIN THE PARTY! Once upon a time, I remember you said: always count the cost. No one starts major construction without first counting the cost. Forever feels like a very long time to promise to anyone. My breath catches at the thought. Can we really do this? Really? Then, I remember. […]

Pray for Me

Last day of full-time employment at the library and I’ve already agreed to come back for at least 3 more days in January to help cover my former shift. So, I’ll be a substitute for myself…. Man, this gets meta fast! Meanwhile, I have one of my favorite Plumb songs on repeat: Now, I’m looking […]