Eff Sh*t Up Friday – Poem for Graceful Revolution

Grace is the revolution Grace is stepping into the unknown Grace is willingness to fail Grace is being open to hearing how you have hurt others and changing your response to life instead of using defensiveness to cope Grace is knowing that something bigger than you is giving you strength Grace is knowing you have…

Monday Mayhem – Love One Another

I grew up hearing “love one another.” It was a phrase woven into the fabric of the culture I grew up in in Utah. Often said, rarely practiced. Today was the first time that I actually heart it in scripture, read out loud directly from the Bible in church. Us Episcopals are so good with our…

Monday Mayhem – This is not your grandmothers revolution

A revolution begins with one person doing one thing. We think of a revolution as a monumental event — the tea party, civil rights, women’s rights. Events of such great magnitude they forever change how people live their lives. But, that is just the end result. The crash of a wave where it all comes…

Monday Mayhem – Breaking the glass ceiling and spilling tea

Last week I posted this article about tea on my Facebook page. According to the article for the English, “poor women drinking tea, might threaten the wholesome diet of British peasants, overturn hierarchies and be at the root of a secret revolutionary society.” For the Irish, “Tea was a waste of time and money, luring…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – Metallica comes to mind

Lately I have been thinking a lot about my motivation. What motivates me? What gets me going? What keeps me engaged in the quest for justice? Metallica. Metallica motivates me. For my entire teenage life Metallica was often the only thing that kept me going. I was a struggling kid in a pretty violent household…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – I EFFING LOVE YOU!

When is the last time you got a juicy love letter? Dear you, Yes YOU. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for gracing me with your delicious, juicy, magical ways. Thank you for becoming a part of my community and sharing with me all of the way that my words and my voice inspire…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – Do we take abundance for granted?

When I was sitting in church last Sunday the sermon was all about abundance. When I was sitting in the Women’s Conference at Netroots Nation the conversation was all about abundance. In fact, one of my new favorite humans, Michele Jawando said, “Throw off the shackles of limitation in the spaces that you are. You walk…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – She’ll be worse they said…

My vote doesn’t count they said. The Supreme Court isn’t a big deal they said. The lesser of 2 evils they said. She is worse they said. I wish I could explain to you the depths of the anger I feel towards you. My birth control will never get taken away they said. I can…

Cleavage backed up with facts – Dr. Melissa Bird, PhD

Last night I broke my cardinal rule. I picked a fight with a total stranger on Facebook. It made me cry all night and all morning. It took me all the way until this afternoon to gather my wits and apologize publicly, which I did. Yes, the impenetrable Dr. Bird has a heart and cries…a…