People who equate truth with fact are missing the point.

Catching Up with Carter J

When I don’t write much about Carter for awhile, I’ll get notes from people asking how he is and what’s up with him. I told Carter about that yesterday and he asked, “So those people are kind of like my fans?”

“Yes, I guess they are,” I said, and that made him shoot out . . . → Read More: Catching Up with Carter J

Dear People Who Do Not Have a Child With Disabilities…

I have yet to meet a parent of a child with disabilities who hasn’t heard a whole lot of nonsense from people who never intended to speak nonsense. . . . → Read More: Dear People Who Do Not Have a Child With Disabilities…

BlogHer Voices of the Year: The Videos

Alternative title: The Most Fun You Can Have While Reminding Yourself Not To Lock Your Knees

The good folks of BlogHer put the videos of the 2013 Voices of the Year readings on YouTube today and I just finished watching the whole event, top to bottom. Can I just say, holy wow. I mean, . . . → Read More: BlogHer Voices of the Year: The Videos

Doing Church in the New Millennium

Church exists in culture and is populated by fallible humans and God is not up in heaven, expecting us to know stuff we haven’t yet learned. Just like you wouldn’t give your hungry child a stone, you wouldn’t expect your kindergartner to do calculus. . . . → Read More: Doing Church in the New Millennium

BlogHer Surprise, or How I Misunderstood Almost Everything

Queen Latifah at BlogHer VOTY

BlogHer 2013, one of the most eventful weekends of my life, presented in 1600 words and 10 pictures. “Just the facts, ma’am,” as the saying is. . . . → Read More: BlogHer Surprise, or How I Misunderstood Almost Everything

Do you know you’re a bitch?

The Bible is the ancient holy book of my tradition. It’s not a simple book of history and rules. It isn’t dead words on a page. It is a living book, an ongoing story, and as a believer, who am I to limit it? As God said to Job, “Who do you think you are, puny human? I set the universe spinning, and you want to tell me what’s what? Pfffffft.” . . . → Read More: Do you know you’re a bitch?

The Ugly Familiar 8: Guilt Stricken Sobbing

There are no conclusions to draw here from the story of my divorce, no larger lesson. This is a story, and it is mine, and as of today, it is truth. . . . → Read More: The Ugly Familiar 8: Guilt Stricken Sobbing

Frustratinger and Frustratinger

Avert your eyes, ye Puritans. Yea verily, I am going to curse. Also there is talk of boners here. You are warned.

I fucking HATE insurance companies. Fucking hate them. The only thing I hate more than insurance companies is the health savings account, which is a great idea and saves us lots of . . . → Read More: Frustratinger and Frustratinger

Inarticulate Screaming

In recent lawsuits, mental health care in prisons in four US states was described variously as “clearly inadequate,” “[not] even rudimentary,” and “grossly inadequate.” . . . → Read More: Inarticulate Screaming

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: If the Diagnosis Was Cancer…

If the diagnosis was cancer instead of mental illness, my child would be treated with sympathy instead of judgment. . . . → Read More: National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: If the Diagnosis Was Cancer…

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