Category Archives: Spiritual

responding to sandy hook

The first time I was really, truly scared was when I went in for my first foot surgery as a teenager. I was so afraid of having an IV put in me that they gave me some calming medication before they inserted the IV. When my friend Chuck died the sorrow that filled my heart felt comparable… Read More »

Who Gives A Rat’s “Tail” About Cupcakes?

pas·sion·ate? ?/?pæ??n?t/ Show Spelled[pash–uh-nit]  –adjective 1. having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling; fervid: a passionate advocate of socialism. 2. easily aroused to or influenced by sexual desire; ardently sensual. 3. expressing, showing, or marked by intense or strong feeling; emotional: passionate language. ***** What am I passionate about? I think I’m… Read More »

Celebrating With Sorrow: World AIDS DAY 2010

Thanksgiving came and went and was really a wonderful time. A large group of us got together in SLO at my little brothers’ house and we spent about three days just eating and eating and eating. If I wasn’t a breastfeeding mama I probably would have come home 5 pounds heavier. Thank you, chubby Chauceman,… Read More »

The Deportation Story

Well, in just a few short days, Matt and I will move into our new apartment in Davis. I cannot help but be super nostalgic–maybe superstitious would be a better word— and remember two years ago we were boarding a plane to London, England, getting ready to start a “new life” there. Yep, I feel… Read More »