And for the Next 11 Months?

And for the Next 11 Months?

June is for celebrating Pride; July-May, we’ve got justice work to do All through Pride Month last month, I felt an urge to listen and notice more than proclaim and pronounce. Who became more important than what. Who claimed the most rhetorical space? Who was I...
When 5th Grade Bullies Grow Up

When 5th Grade Bullies Grow Up

My friend choked on the words as she leaned in to repeat them across appetizer plates and pint glasses dripping with condensation. “Eww. Why do you have a mustache?”   Hamburger Mary’s had been loud with music and our laughter a moment ago, but I saw my friend’s...
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...