Monthly Archives: September 2014

Teshuvah, and other people’s flowers.

When I was about four or five years old, there was a neighbor down the block that had a huge swath of yellow daffodils in her yard. I sashayed down there and picked them, almost all of them, armloads of them, … Continue reading

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#WhySheStayed

The current flap about football player Ray Rice’s beating of his now-wife, Janay, may not help her but it may save other women. In a HuffPo article, writer Rachel Leibrock has a problem with the shaming of domestic violence victims who felt compelled to … Continue reading

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I’m gonna love y’all.

A friend of mine, a committed Methodist, was telling me about her new preacher. The Methodists usually assign ordained ministers to their posts, and those ministers are pretty well educated: bachelors degree and seminary, at a minimum. So when my … Continue reading

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