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how one bird changed the world

16 Jul 2016 spirit + soul

as the coffee brewed, i stood at my kitchen window, drinking my morning glass of water and watching a bird bathe. i watched him land beside a puddle just outside my wrought iron gate. he took a few tiny sips of the water, then waded in. i was melting from the his cuteness, turning into my own kind of puddle from behind my open kitchen window. he dipped his head into the puddle and threw the water back onto himself. heRead More

If I stay silent, then I’m an oppressor too

8 Jul 2016 culture + art

I’ve watched both of the videos. The ones where police, in two different states, shoot two black men within 24 hours. Two black men, who for all intents and purposes, we’re not posing a risk or a threat in either situation. It’s fucking sick. And, I have to say, that after I watched Miss Reynolds live stream video of her fianceé, Philando, dying of gunshot wounds in their car and the video of Alton Sterling being shot, I felt aRead More

A white man walked into a church…

18 Jun 2015 culture + art

but, this is no f*cking joke, people. this is for freaking real. a white man walked into an african methodist episcopal church in charleston, south carolina last night and killed nine people. murdered them. because they were black. photo from cnn.com i’m so pissed. and so exhausted. sick from all of the violence. all of the hate. how many people have to be killed before we wake up? how much more hate can we tolerate? and, honestly, what the hell can we doRead More

the day that love came to north carolina

here we are. in 2010. at a rally for marriage equality in raleigh, north carolina.  yesterday was day one in north carolina. what does that mean? it means that it was the first day, ever, that same sex couples were finally treated as equals. the first day that same-sex couples received the right to file for marriage licenses and get married. and the first day that my love and i were legally, officially, recognized as a married couple in my homeRead More

my response to your response.

24 Nov 2013 culture + art, lbgtq

whoa. i am overwhelmed by the response i have had after telling my story about my experience with the UMC and LGBT issues. you people are truly amazing. thank you! more than anything, though, i thank you for sharing and spreading my post – on Facebook and twitter and your blogs. keep sharing! but, not to up my readership, in order to get my story out there in an effort to bring about change. i seriously want to speak up for theRead More

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