FF: Meet You There

CLICK FROG FOR ADMISSION Meet me at Coney Island, the one that never closes or dies. We will eat corn dogs and ride all the rides. I will win every prize. No. That’s not right. It wouldn’t be fun to win or to lose forever. I press my fingers against the wood coffin, and a […]

A Modest Proposal

Unlike other Christian writers, I often use sarcasm. As a Christian feminist, it feels like it is a given – at times – that I will do so. In theology school, I lost count of the number of times that one of the male, ordained professors would sort of muse out loud in front of […]

FF: Forever, Like This

Click the Frog to Join the Fun!  Waves whisper in their delicate, gentle way as they sweep up and over sun-baked sand. My head rests on your lap, safe and secure in the hot, musky scent of you. Your nimble fingers trace random patterns on my skin, each movement, each touch one of sensuous, deliberate […]

Keeping Things Interesting

The main thing on my mind this week, personally, is that Team Dawn won the 4thewords tournament this November. Every November, we have a major writing event to celebrate NaNoWriMo. This year, we had a tournament – and the other side won. Twice. I lost. Twice. And it was glorious. Of course, the other thing […]

A Million Reasons

This week, I’m doing a lot of writing. Things for my NaNoWriMo characters are not going well. Meanwhile, as often happens when I’m trying to write, I let myself get distracted by – whatever. Funny Facebook posts. The news. This A2A (Asked to Answer) on Quora. In my defense, it was an interesting distraction – […]

So Little Time

In past weeks, I have struggled with what to say. This week, there is so much I want to say. I’ve now hit 65k+ on my NaNo novel. The monastery was invaded. Instead of taking the place over, the invaders “just want to talk”. The invaders have been distracted by an uprising, an uprising started […]

Blessed Veterans Day

Thank you to all those who have served, to those who made it back, those who didn’t, and those who came back forever changed. Thank you to all who chose to put the needs of others ahead of their own. Thank you for your service. Prayers for a world where we treat all of our […]

Everyday Mystics

It’s November and that means NaNoWriMo. This happens every year. For the next few weeks, my spiritual world will be consumed by the novel I am writing. The lines will get blurry between “fantasy” and “reality”. I know the difference, but my emotions don’t. As it should be. Right now, I’m working on my 2020 […]

FF: After the Party

Click me! Click me!  When all is said and done, if i fail or i succeed,i fought for what was right, socome find meUp on a mountain,brothers and sisters waitto chime the moments. in the ashram, in the temple, in the sacred grove,in the forever between moments,in retreats far fromsafety (I know).we will meet (have […]

Preparing a Place….

Today is one of several days that both sides of my spiritual life have in common and maybe the only day where we really meet in the middle. For my Pagan friends, it’s Samhain, the time of year when the veil is thinnest. For my Christian, especially, Catholic friends, it is All Saints, the time […]