Crustacean 

Painting by Kevin LePrince

Fiery, impenetrable
Like human nature
Like faith
Can I ever know your conciliatory core
Without testing you in the fire
Cracking open your Read More

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Ping! K-ching!


When you, twenty year old, sat in the passenger seat of my car with your fellow superhero backseat drivers as we drove down the icy mountain “in fellowship” wanting to save my soul for God (for you) before we made it down to town and jumped from bible verse to verse like a manic (depressive) pinball Read More

Bloom

Painting by Igor Eugen Prokop

 

I had an orgasm in Oklahoma, a vision in Virginia, but in Denver witnessed no empty tomb in a rocky mountain, or any other miracle
I gestated in Solomon’s icicles and was born in the wizened space between May raindrops
In San Bernardo was baptized in Escobarian blood and chicharron grease Read More

Lucky

Four 4-leaf clovers I found in the backyard today. Photography by Amaya Engleking

Actually I don’t think luck has anything to do with it. Seek and Ye shall find…

7 Downsides to Blogging

Cartoon by Ward Sutton

 

Okay, I’m not proud of what I’m about to say and mostly try not to complain about trivial things. But I am all about transparency and don’t believe in showing only my glossed over, ‘who I hope to be perceived as’ version; but rather value the whole inner process of what transformation looks like, even when it’s ugly and/or painful. So I figure I’d let it out. Read More

Aura

Almost halfway!

I haven’t been one for pregnancy updates throughout any of my “with child” months, mainly because I’ve thankfully had healthy, normal pregnancies. I’ve never really had a scare besides when my husband and I were trekking in Nepal while I was five months along with my first and when we were a three-day walk from the nearest town with bus services, he came down with giardia. Read More