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Psalm for Losing a Job

Psalm for Losing a Job

The first time I got laid off, I ran to a bathroom to cry. I am quoted in a trade magazine sniveling something about, “but I really thought we were doing good work, producing something valuable.” (For the record, the image of me crying in the ladies room was exactly...
All Kinds of Healing

All Kinds of Healing

It’s impossible – in the middle of a pandemic – not to notice how often the sacred texts of my religion reference healing. In the stories and psalms of my prayers these past few weeks, I can’t avoid words of healing: One psalm sings of the One who “heals all our...
I, Racist

I, Racist

It happened to me. On a rare shopping trip to buy clothes at the mall, my mother and I popped into one of those boutique shops with racks full of dusty blue and rosy, shabby chic lace. I loathe clothes shopping. Trying to make it as painless and fast as possible, I...