Rogue Revelation

Thirty-plus years ago (YIKES!) my parents did something that changed the course of my life: they took me whitewater rafting. I grew up outdoors. My first hike up Mount Pilchuck was when I was too young to have, much less tie, my own hiking boots. I still remember the mildewy canvas smell of our army-green … Continue reading Rogue Revelation

A Day In The Life Of A Mom (Pride Month Isn’t All Rainbows)

Today I spent the day at work where I encourage people to learn how climate change is relevant to them and how to take small steps to reduce the damage their lifestyles inflict on the planet. This is the easiest thing I do in my life. Today I told my boss that I needed a … Continue reading A Day In The Life Of A Mom (Pride Month Isn’t All Rainbows)

On Car Wrecks and Hate Speech: Moving Through Shock

One night many years ago, I was home reading on a quiet suburban street when a car engine fired violently and roared down the hill,  transmission screaming and gears grinding. Frowning, I set the book down just as the sharp squeal of tires turned into the unmistakable sound of the car rolling; its glass shattering and metal … Continue reading On Car Wrecks and Hate Speech: Moving Through Shock