Gossip: How Christians Can Go to Hell

  “I would never say that,” I murmured, voice trembling, to the other girl’s teacher. The woman bent down, peering into my face. If she’d been my homeroom teacher or if I’d ever had a…

What It Is Wednesday: Am I Happy? Content?

I’m still mulling over what I’m taking as a compliment, though I’m not sure if it was meant that way. I seldom am shown how other people view me, unless it’s the rumor mill and…

Relationship Guideline: When You Start Making Excuses

It’s been years now, but I still remember the first time I made excuses for a significant other. I sat at my best friend’s kitchen table during a long lunch hour I’d taken in the…

What It Is Wednesday: Nervous Wiccans

Question for my pagan/heathen/shaman/hippie/woo-woo friends in particular as well as their friends:  Over the last couple of years, I’ve found myself expanding on my spirituality, in some cases doubling back to a different understanding of…

Ghosting: Why Some Romantic Partners Disappear without Warning

My writer friend, Christine Ashworth,  called to my attention something I found to be all too common in the dating world. I didn’t realize it had a name and I really didn’t realize that anyone…

What It Is Wednesday: Lack of Touch

When was the last time you touched or were touched? Gonna get close to the bone here, but I know my single female friends will appreciate it. There’s an article making the rounds called “Being…

Psychic Authors, Climate Change, and Presidential Elections

Some people have asked if I’m a visionary, and others have asked if I’m psychic. I’m not sure there’s that much of a difference, but I’ve always been able to see trends stretching out into…

What It Is Wednesday: Is Texting Destroying Us?

I’m one of those people who uses my smart phone for just about everything except making phone calls. It’s been that way ever since the first additional features on our phones beyond calling:   texting,…

Does Love Come Late in the Season?

Mother Nature is toying with me, reminding me that even when it seems too late in Life’s seasons for some things, some things have a way of blooming unexpectedly, long past when I thought they…

What It Is Wednesday: Dating Sucks

  “Dating sucks!” The guy in front of me stopped and yelled at both everyone and no one in particular as I was starting my sunrise miles. The woman with him–a relative, maybe a sister?–shushed…