This summer Jacob spent two weeks at the summer camp I used to go to as a child. The first week was an overnight camp, which he approached with a positive attitude and only a little trepidation. At the end of the week he was tick-free and playing it cool, though his counselors tipped me… Continue reading same as it ever was
kindness: (n) the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic My acupuncturist (who is also a dear friend) is a good person. I mean that in the truest sense: she is good in all ways, always striving to be considerate of and generous toward other people. But too, she knows how to… Continue reading on kindness
I found out some startling news yesterday about someone I knew 20 years ago. It's startling enough that it has occupied my mind for 24+ hours, even taking up space in my dreams. I don't know how to talk about it. I don't think it's my right to talk about it. But mostly I don't… Continue reading is that all there is
Dear President Obama, Thanks for keeping your promise about DADT. I'm done being mad at you now. Hugsnkisses, Rachel p.s. - you look so happy to be signing this law today, and that makes me happy. you're awesome.
Dear Rob Dickinson (formerly of the Catherine Wheel): When I was 15, I did something stupid: I went to a show in Philly with a friend, and we threw our bras at you. I didn’t understand then what I know now: that it was a silly, immature thing to do; that, if you and your… Continue reading open letter to a rock god
(this post title thanks to BJ Ward's fantastic poem which can be viewed here) This post is for Asher Brown. This post is for Seth Walsh. This post is for Billy Lucas. This post is for Tyler Clementi. This post is for Raymond Chase. There are no numbers here. There are faces and names and… Continue reading Note: Somewhere in this poem there may be people alive and I’m trying like mad to reach them.
This is good news.
I have not had more than 4 consecutive days off from work since last summer, and even then, those days were structured: Jacob was home with me, and we made plans. I have not had this much time to myself since - well, I don't really know when. I'm not sure I ever have. I… Continue reading without structure, i am lost.
So if you're not tapped in to the queer community or the Christian community, you might have missed this particular bit of news: If you've been involved in the evangelical Christian community in any way in the last 15 years, the name Jennifer Knapp is probably as familiar to you as Kelly Clarkson. Knapp is… Continue reading a closer walk
This morning, I clicked over to Awkward Family Photos for a quick peek. I saw this: and spit a moutful of dunkaccino all over the Bureau of Labor Statistics report for Vermont. I was all ready to rip laughingly into my brother for submitting an old but hilarious photo of me online, along the lines… Continue reading it’s sad when you can’t even recognize yourself.