There’s one huge advantage to moving cross-country: knowing that everything you own has to fit in one truck, or it gets left behind. The “There’s no going back for that,” mentality has forced me to evaluate what can be released. Web and Facebook pages of minimalist strategies has helped me to see the clutter I … Continue reading Book 6 Teaser: Toss that past! (Or, how I finally let go of bad 30-year-old paintings and other junk that holds me back)
I wasn’t going to see the new “Beauty and the Beast,” although I’d been looking forward to it ever since it was announced two years ago, because of that “gay factor.” But then I decided to go anyway, because I remembered something: People are not always worth listening to. So here’s this very conservative Christian’s … Continue reading Don’t kill The Beast! I love “Beauty and the Beast” (even though as a conservative Christian I’ve been told to shun it)
I'm still working on this one myself, and am utterly astonished and impressed with those who know when and how to hold their tongues. Mine flaps all too often in the breeze.
I was 19 and terrified to realize that my supervisor for the summer was an openly gay man. It was the late 1980s, and I was from a sheltered community where “such people” were rare. Realizing that me, Molly Mormon, would have to interact with Flamboyant Paul made me think I’d made a mistake in … Continue reading You don’t have to agree with me for us to be friends
I've been trying to find examples where this isn't the case lately, but . . . nope. Perhaps the biggest threat to institutions are those folks who actually spend five minutes thinking about the issues. Most people just deliver a knee-jerk reaction (emphasis on the "jerk") concerning any issue--racing to protest, to complain, to … Continue reading Book 6 Teaser–The one thing those in power fear