May 292016
 

Michael Franti’s new music video moved me so much, I wanna blog about it! First off, I love Franti.  I’ve been a fan for several years now.  His music always moves me.  He writes with a lot of love and compassion.  He seeks to heal the world through his music and positive message.  Some of […]

Apr 232016
 
It's not just about bathrooms...

This whole “bathroom bill” nonsense is killing me these days.  It’s getting me more fired up than I’ve been in a long time.  Because it’s all so ridiculous!! By having issues with transgender people using the restroom of their identified gender, you are in fact judging transgender people because you’re basically telling them that they […]

Feb 142016
 

I heard this song on the radio while browsing through stations on my way to work one morning.  I caught it at the very beginning and dug the tune, so I let it play.  (Honestly, I thought it was a new Imagine Dragons track or something.)  As I listened to the lyrics, I recognized the […]

Nov 182015
 

I’ve been pondering a lot lately the idea of when to shut up versus when to speak your truth. There is a time and place for everything, and it’s a common idea to “pick your battles” so to speak. I struggle with this a lot in my writing. I feel that I am meant to […]

Nov 012015
 
Don't Postpone Joy

Don’t postpone joy. When we first moved to Asheville, I’d notice these bumper stickers all around town that said “Don’t postpone joy.”  They were very simple – white stickers with blue lettering.  Such a simple, yet profound thought. I later learned that these bumper stickers are the creation of Asheville’s late Laurey Masterton, a woman/author/entrepreneur […]

Oct 082015
 
Original beauty, not original sin

My husband Dustin and I had a really good talk last night. One that really got me thinking. We started talking about religion and Christianity – the idea of “original sin,” what Jesus really meant by the words he said, the idea of still following Jesus but not being a part of the Christian church, […]

Oct 032015
 
Less guns, more love.

I’m sitting here, almost speechless, not really knowing where to start.  My heart is so heavy. I work at a community college.  In fact, I sit at the front information desk of the student center, the main focal point of the whole campus.  I just sit out in the open, one of the first people […]

Sep 232015
 
Love is my political party

Ok, I just can’t handle it anymore. The idiocracy.  The ignorance.  The fear-mongering.  The hate. I use to be able to just brush it off, chalk it up to a simple disagreement and move on. But, I don’t know…something has gotten into me.  I’m all passionate and filled with an almost rage to speak my […]