What does love mean to you?

February 6, 2023

I have mixed feelings about the manufactured holiday that is Valentine’s Day. And this goes way back. But, what I have no mixed feelings about is love. Love that lasts might be a spouse or a partner, but it might very well not be. Love might be the faithfulness of…

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The Elephant Story.

August 15, 2022

A few years ago, back in 2017, my girl Nichole Nordeman sent me a photo by David Yarrow and a story. But it’s as relevant now as it was then — if not many times more so. It’s about female elephants. You know, as all good stories begin. See, in…

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Chicken and Fries

May 22, 2014

I love to cook. I feed my people crazy food. In my pantry at this exact moment, I have fish sauce, ghee, Garam Masala, and berbere (my ET people know what this is). I make spicy food, sour food, I pickle radishes, I douse our stuff with curry. I feed…

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I Miss My Actual Life

January 20, 2014

The other day, discussing a man friend who travels all over the world for some sort of fancy business job, I told my girlfriend: “Why do these companies fly someone in to do all this work? Surely there is someone right there who can do what he does. It seems…

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The Mythical “They”

October 17, 2013

When I was a sophomore in high school, I wrote a paper on “personal prejudices” for my teen leadership class. I chose to write about my unfair bias against kids who partied. (OH MY GOSH I WAS SUCH A SQUARE. Same girl who was voted “Most Inspirational” her senior year.…

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