A word from the aged: How you’ll know


Brain things

Thank you so much for your kind words this week. I liked hearing from you, and in everything that you are experiencing I wish you joy. <3 I wrote this post a couple of weeks ago, a wrinkled and graying self-portrait. I wrote it but could not bring myself to publish it; I feared shocking […]

November 3, 2017

The words you gave me


Brain things

We apologize for the delay. The proprietor of this blog wishes to state that she was temporarily flattened by pizza sauce, sweet corn, and birthday parties. Aw, you guys are so fun! It’s chancy putting a game out there and not knowing if anyone will want to play. I loved watching you dig into your […]

September 23, 2017

The fourth word on the page


Brain things

Confession: This past Sunday morning I was trying to impress my Sunday school kids with how smart God is. He knows how many hairs are on your head, I said, even counting the ones that fell out while you were brushing them this morning. He knows how many leaves are on that tree. He knows what’s going to happen […]

September 18, 2017

The Mandela Effect and me


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Confession: When I used the word chartreuse in a blog post and some of you said you had to look it up, I decided I ought to as well, to see if Google Images showed the color I had in mind. It did. (For something breathtaking, try googling chartreuse and gray.) It also led me […]

May 25, 2017

The book in question


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Well, the book that quote came from was actually the Holy Bible… howbeit, from the slightly renovated version known as The Message (however large a disclaimer you feel that to be). Here is the quote again: Every time you criticize someone, you condemn yourself. It takes one to know one. Judgmental criticism of others is […]

May 10, 2017

The quote in question


Brain things

Months ago I found this quote in a book, and ever since it has hung above my kitchen sink, the place where I find it easiest to brood and stew. It’s been a reminder I need. Every time you criticize someone, you condemn yourself. It takes one to know one. Judgmental criticism of others is […]

May 9, 2017