Category Archives: Practicing in the Heart

#loveiscompany

It occurs to me that when I was writing about the show last week, I may accidentally have created a false sense of opposition between the gifts the production gave me and the insights I was exploring around fatness and self-hatred. … Continue reading

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Broken Windows

So, in the words of Morris W. O’Kelley, it is “That Time in America” again. Freddy Gray died in Baltimore on April 19th, one week after an arrest and police transport experience that somehow left him comatose, brain swollen, with … Continue reading

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Back Like a Found Penny

Once again, a longer pause than intended. Any number of reasons that don’t require listing off–at least not in a “justifying my absence” kind of way. There may indeed be a few of those reasons that get unwound as threads … Continue reading

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And Every Color Illuminates

Today’s post is a Blogging 101 “two-fer”: I’ll be playing catchup on the first two assignments for the challenge — a task made rather a lot easier by the fact that I completed these same two assignments back in September. … Continue reading

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Acts of Courage

And, as with other news stories in past weeks and months, I am returning to Emma Watson’s address at the UN on Saturday for another piece of discussion, through another lens of analysis. I know that during the time I … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Readers

Today’s assignment from Blogging 101 is two fold: publish a post for your dream reader, and include a new-to-you element in it. So without further ado, let me get part two of the assignment out of the way post-haste by … Continue reading

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The Three F’s

The Day 2 challenge for Blogging 101 is about editing your blog title and tag line. To me, it’s an additive exercise to yesterday’s “who am I and why am I writing” meditation — now just taken that one next step … Continue reading

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