tank top from TWLOHA - let us not be silent

where does it hurt?

And now the work. The fundamental work of inclusion that leads to justice. This morning I woke to a horror that felt – in my body – very similar to waking up on September 11th. That day, I feared for our brown-skinned...

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meet them where they are

Throughout her life – at every age – when people meet my daughter, or see us together, or hear about our relationship, they usually say one or both of the following: I hope I can have that kind of relationship with...

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strong words

In the last week, many people have come┬átogether to protest the culture of hate and fear in our country, a culture fed and fired up by the NRA, a culture given a focus and a pulpit with the orange one’s candidacy. As...

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precious and singular, each one

When Death Comes When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn; when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me, and snaps the purse shut; when death comes like the measle-pox; when death comes like an...

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vintage letter box


After such a long hiatus, things are a little dusty around here. I’m in the process of changing things up a little Chez Scatterbeams – both in the front and the back of the house. In the interest of transparency, I...

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