Memorial Day

Here in the United States, we have this holiday called Memorial Day. On this day, we honor all those who have died serving our armed forces. Because my brain tends to overthink things, it has always bothered me on this fundamental level to have a holiday dedicated to people who died in war. Don’t get […]

Quick Update

My real job will probably be back as of the week of June 1st. I can hardly wait. I love my library job. This whole religion thing – I love God the Father and I love Jesus, but I mostly feel like a useless wreck when it comes to trying to understand or explain either […]

Letter to God: Ascension Thursday

Dear God, So Ascension Thursday is here, my second least favorite Catholic holiday. My first least favorite as you know is Palm Sunday, where as a layperson, I’m supposed to not only pretend to “join the crowd” but where they’re actually going to hand me a “blessed palm” and I’m supposed to respond by thanking […]

FF: I Only Have Eyes For You

This is my entry for Friday Fictioneers, led as always by the inimitable Rochelle Wisoff-Fields .  To read more stories or to submit your own, click on the dancing frog. By the way, loving the dancing frog…. I’ve been away for a while. Good to be back and to see if anything – things have […]

Letter to God: Early Morning on Phone

Dearest God the Father, Okay it’s now getting to be a really annoying habit, this waking up in the wee hours with all these thoughts in my head. First, I love you. Next, I can hardly wait for this quarantine to end. For real. As in no more stay at home orders. No more masks. […]

Letter to God: The Road Less Traveled

Dear God, True confession, I am now awake for an hour again approaching 5A.M., this time going through my Facebook, reading a great, thought-provoking blog post and generally making better use of my time. I just spent a good fifteen minutes looking at multivariable calculus and thinking yes, among other things I love math. I love […]

Letter to God: Cryptic Much?

Hi again who or whatever you are, Yes, some days be like that. I’m mostly writing now because that last one ended on a cryptic note. To be about as clear as stained glass, I’m not talking about my relationship with your son anymore. Because, reasons. Also, I really didn’t – and still don’t know […]

Letter to God: …

Dear God, FYI it is still not too late for me to convert to atheism. People do it every day. Usually I think it’s because this whole God thing doesn’t make sense to them. Me neither. I’ve known you for so long now and okay I am now writing you at 4 AM, sorry 4:45 […]

Letter to God: Hi Dad

Hi again, heavenly father, Not a lot to talk about, just checking in before virtual Mass at my local church which is a couple miles from my house but feels miles away. I’m thinking now about the fact that my biological father passed away this past fall. I believe he is in heaven, and therefore […]

Letter to God: Hell to the No

Hi again God, It’s me. So had a new realization today, well, several really. But one is another childhood memory when I was a newly baptized and then visionized Christian. You know that vision I had when I was 14, the one that saved my actual life AND pretty much immunizes me against any religion […]