Monday, May 18, 2015

Truth, Consequences and Priorities

Tweens. This blog post is not about them, but that's where my story starts. I've had a hard time writing this story, but it's one that needs to be told.

So, where was I? Oh yeah, tweens. If you're a parent of one, the term itself may bring on a shudder. It's the natural progression of things, the storm before the calm, the part where your world, the one with the seismic shift that you've finally gotten yourself accustomed to, suddenly shifts again and nothing is what it seems.

Friday, May 08, 2015

The Poetry of Everyday Things I: The Revolution Will Start With Words

If my life were a poem, it would be freeform. Maybe a little angry, like a poetry slam. There would be sappy moments where I go on about love and life and meaning; there would be stabby moments of indignation and pointy swear words. With just a soupcon of ennui.

This isn't something I normally just sit and think about, but it's a question that was raised earlier this week and it led me to think about it. And to ponder about how the past week as been filled with poetry—tangible and imagined.

It all started the Thursday before last.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Am I A Feminist?

A friend posted an open question on Facebook last week—do you consider yourself a feminist? Why or why not?


Monday, April 27, 2015

Review: Creating True Agape

I recently agreed to review a book written by a fellow Oklahoma blogger, Cassie Celestain: Creating True Agape—20 At-Home Dates designed to cultivate communication, intimacy and growth.

Although this book is designed for younger couples, I thought I could provide some insight as an ... well ... older couple. Yes, it pains me to say that as I still consider myself to be young (well, youngish), but I've also been married for 23 years this August. So, there's that. Might need to embrace that old-married idea.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Showtime!

Today is many things—it's Sunday, it's Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon day, it's Hug an Australian Day, National Pretzel Day and Richter Scale Day, according to the internet.