The card was kind of dumb if you ask me; it read: “Name the animal you most identified with before getting help for your problem.” What are we, 12? I thought, but then again, I’d chosen this exercise for our discussion group, I really had no one to blame but myself. “Come on Miss Rachel, […]Continue reading "Me too."
Hi. And welcome back. I suppose that welcome is as much for you as it for me—we’ve both been away from here for awhile. I’ve missed you. In fact, I’ve missed me too. This last year has been a wild one. It’s spilled over with good and weird and very hard soul-searching. I wanted to […]Continue reading "Welcome back."
This was originally written to myself, for myself only- but after sharing a tiny snippet, a couple folks asked to read it. My initial thought? Umm, HELL NO. But then I decided to listen to my own voice below and worry about the dry heaves later. The inspiration came from my stupidly-talented-artist friend Tom, who […]Continue reading "Dear Me,"
I never really anticipated being the Crazy Dog Lady – I mean, it was never my intention at least. For 5 years I had been the obsessed owner of a sweet (albeit terrified of her own shadow) pit-bull, Bella and she was enough. But that changed the day my friend and co-worker Erin called and […]Continue reading "Hit On By the Homeless…Dog."
This is not a love letter. Well, maybe it is, but not of the romantic variety. This is a letter to Lucy, to Andre, to Darryl and all of the other men and women I have met who have been forced to the margins and shown me that, that is exactly where my God lives. […]Continue reading "The Day I Met You."
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” –Martin Luther King, Jr. THE HOMELESS BILL OF RIGHTS: 1. Right to move freely, rest, sleep, & pray and be protected in public spaces without discrimination. 2. Right to occupy a legally parked vehicle. 3. Right to share food and eat […]Continue reading "Homeless Bill of Rights; Join the Movement"