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Altered Shirts and Stable Patterns

September 14, 2012


I dreamed this morning of a man with broad shoulders and a strong jaw. I woke up alone, as I always do. I am single. In my newsreader today a recent story from the Huffington Post proclaimed a “crisis of singles has arrived” among the Latter-day Saints. “More like a Great Depression,” I thought wryly […]

No Motherless Children

March 27, 2012


Sometimes I feel like a motherless child¬†¬†… a long ways from home.” The mournful strains rocked my child body as I laid on the floor listening to the slow, nearly hopeless rhythm. I had a mother; she bought the record I was listening to, washed the clothes I was wearing, made the fudge I had […]

A Mother There

March 23, 2012


I’ve lately been reaching for God’s wife. I’m not a feminist or a Wiccan or a Mormon woman interested in being ordained. I am a believer that Godhood is parenthood, that the God I see in scripture is my Father, and that just as any child expects to grow up to be like her parents, […]

For Such a Time as This

November 21, 2011


Each visit of my sweet mother brings stories I’d never heard. Today I sat across from her at a busy buffet window table, and learned why she is still Mormon. Many years ago my parents suffered through hard times exacerbated by the fragility of youth and a genesis absent faith, for my parents found the […]

Happily Ever After

April 29, 2011


I’m old enough to remember Princess Diana’s wedding. We talked about her in school (junior high), how she was so pretty, so shy, and he was so … old. We thought he was creepy, but she was going to be a princess, and somehow that took the edge off his awkwardness, allowing us to define […]

Why are you talking to me like you don’t know me?

September 23, 2010


A dear friend shared a dream with me today. It went something like this: She was driving along a country road and had car trouble. She got out and began walking, thinking to find help. She came to a treeline and thought, being a country girl, “Oh, good! There will be a house on the […]

My Silver Anniversary

August 5, 2010


Perhaps it was all that time as an undergrad studying history, but time is a fascination to me, and I tend to mark milestones in the smooth increments of building block numbers. Twenty-five years ago last Monday, I knelt across an altar and made a commitment to someone for all the years I would walk […]

The Two-Man Tow

June 18, 2010


I’ve been involved in more towing situations than you can shake a tire-iron at, but last night I learned something that has changed my mind forever about how we work together to get something done. Here’s the story. It doesn’t matter what led up to the need, but I found myself under a little car […]