Category Archives: Uncategorized

Intersection 2: Poverty and Shame

I last published on this site in June, and it was part one of a series on Poverty. I had intended to publish the second part earlier, but I’ve been living with a little too much fear to address the … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Ethics, Poverty, Self image, Shame, Social Commentary, Social interaction, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Intersection 1: Poverty and Resentment

Poverty is exhausting. Every choice is fraught with uncertainty and looming consequences. Last night I had to decide whether to drive to a church coffee house 30 miles away (2 gallons of gas = $7.00) or buy minimal groceries locally. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Anger Management

It’s much better than it was—the tight, furious ugliness that I learned to call “my temper” when I was a child and “my anger” when I was older.  Screw that—it’s rage, pure and simple. People who believe one can “get … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Body image, Ethics, Self image, Social Commentary, Social interaction, Uncategorized, Weight management | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Losing it, and not…

In the past three years, I’ve gained too much weight. Some of this is a normal result of aging, but not by any means all of it. I’ve spent the past three years carrying a load of stress that I … Continue reading

Posted in Body image, Ethics, Social Commentary, Uncategorized, Weight management | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Labels and Meaning: “Christian”

A friend recently suggested that it seems disloyal for someone ordained or seeking ordination in a Christian denomination to publicly say, as I have several times, that I am uncomfortable using the term “Christian” to describe myself. I’ve discussed this … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, religion, Social Commentary, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Poverty and identity

A few days ago I met with my ex. He bought me breakfast, and we talked about our 18 year old, and as we separated in the parking lot, he started to tear up. I asked him what was wrong, … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, Social Commentary, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Choosing Rebirth

There is a stone at the heart of Ireland called Aille na Muirean [EL na MIRren], the stone of division. It sits on the side of the Hill of Uisneach [OOSH-nach], and it is the point, more or less, where … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment