Emotional Quicksand

You’ve probably been stuck in quicksand before, even if you didn’t realize that’s what it was. Maybe you’re stuck in it right now. I heard the expression “emotional quicksand” on the radio last night – right alongside another resonating term “doomscrolling” – and realized even as I learned about its existence that I was already […]

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Amplify

The answer to injustice starts not with speaking but with listening, amplifying voices that need to be heard…

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Morning By Morning

I used to say I’m taking things “day by day” but the days turned into weeks and the weeks are now turning into months, and at some point along the way day by day became too much to handle. So now, I am taking things morning by morning. Some mornings I wake up naturally with […]

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In Between

Today is Holy Saturday, the in-between day. The day of silence, stillness, unknowns. In the Easter story timeline, the worst-case scenario has happened and no one yet knows what comes next. It’s a time of shock, stress, grief, anxiety, numbness, darkness, and waiting. In the current timeline… about the same. I feel very much in-between. […]

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A Day of Lament

Today is Maundy Thursday, and I’m so glad it’s here. Finally, a day dedicated to lament and sorrow. All my favourite people are broken.  But there’s enough sorrow in the world today. Why dwell on it? Why give it any more space? Optimism has its place, but so does lament. Believe me, my heart should […]

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Silver Linings

I tried to write about hope, but it seemed too far away, too forced. I tried to find hope and found an article about penguins exploring empty aquariums, and that seemed good enough for now. The aquarium used the phrase “silver lining” and that seemed to fit a bit better than the vaguely taunting concept […]

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A New Foundation

“If you can’t work out what’s going on, you’re better served by building a better foundation.” -from “12 Rules to Learn to Code” Already a month has passed since the beginning of the new year and the new decade. I am one month removed from Everything That Happened Before, one month into my new story.  I […]

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