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Altered Shirts and Stable Patterns

September 14, 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]