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equality.

  • culture

    meditation mondays: girl power

    happy monday, meditators! last week we went on a vision quest – pondering how we, and all of society, will benefit from learning to be true to our selves… that when we live authentically + do…

    10 Nov 2014
  • lbgtqai+

    wedding bells weekend

    i’m gonna try to write words, but i know that my words will not do the experience justice. today, i had the pure joy, honor, + privilege to perform my first wedding ceremony. and…

    24 Oct 2014
  • be the seasons

    welcome back, dear autumn.

    tonight is special. it is the autumn equinox. or in other words, fall begins tonight in the northern hemisphere. and i just love fall. but, before i get all wrapped up in the coziness…

    22 Sep 2014
  • culture lbgtqai+

    my response to your response.

    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…

    24 Nov 2013
  • lbgtqai+

    same love.

    watch this video, and then read on…  most of y’all know that even though lina and i are legally married, our marriage is not legal or recognized in north carolina (where we now live)…

    17 Oct 2013
  • culture

    keeping the dream alive.

    originally, i was going to just post a photo and a quote and let those speak for themselves. but, now, as the day as progressed, i have too many thoughts rolling around in my…

    28 Aug 2013
  • culture lbgtqai+

    it’s a double rainbow day!

    “Bottom line here: the federal ban on recognizing same-sex marriages is dead. California’s ban on recognizing same-sex marriages is dead. There are 12 states in the country where this is now legal, and the…

    26 Jun 2013
  • culture lbgtqai+

    pins and needles.

    waiting on pins and needles today as the supreme court is slated to determine the fate of the love and marriages of many families, including mine. yes, they say that today the highest court…

    26 Jun 2013
  • culture

    happy international women’s day!

    here’s to all you amazing, inspiring, courageous, independent, kick ass women out there! be true to yourself & rock on! peace & love to all my sisters.…

    8 Mar 2013
  • culture lbgtqai+

    having an expat moment.

    forgive me, but i must share a little bit of my american pride. even though i’m way over here in sweden, i made sure to sit myself down in front of this computer screen…

    21 Jan 2013
  • culture lbgtqai+ life

    three years at home.

    It’s December 26. Rain is falling outside my window. The christmas lights over the bed are lit. I’m sipping coffee & catching up on the morning happenings on GMA (Good Morning America). My love…

    26 Dec 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    edith & her fight.

    42 years. that’s how long edith windsor (in the pic above) & her soulmate, thea, were together. sadly, they are separated now by death. but, edith reflects and says that it was a wonderful…

    11 Dec 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    i pulled an all-nighter.

    i’m still in shock. i’m amazed. excited. overwhelmed. and so. very. thankful. oh yeah, and tired. hehe. i’m thankful that this is the dawning of a new america, as some news sites are putting…

    7 Nov 2012
  • culture

    how do you use your words?

    they shot her to silence her for good, said one of her classmates. at the age of 11, she began to speak out. she wrote a blog. she was featured in a documentary with…

    10 Oct 2012
  • culture in the wild lbgtqai+

    sunday night stuff.

    hey hey! it’s 9pm and completely dark outside. yes, fall is on its way. no more swedish summer sun at 11:30 at night. tonight we’re sitting on the bed, each staring at our computer…

    26 Aug 2012
  • lbgtqai+

    immigration said yes!

    guess what i got?! today my PERMANENT residence card came in the mail… the swedish immigration offices have given me permission to stay! i am officially a resident of sweden! so, tonight, my love…

    23 Jul 2012
  • in the wild

    i found summer.

    tuesday was warm, blindingly sunny, and i worked hard to soak up every minute. ironically the photo a day challenge was “the best part of your day”. well, i hard a hard time deciding…

    4 Jul 2012
  • life

    i’m busy. hoping to get rich.

    my entire bedroom has an orange-pink glow to it as the sun sets. it’s warm & calming. i’m under the covers, computer’s on my lap, and the cat is trying to figure out where…

    3 Jul 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    girl power.

    i’m not sure why, but i’m in a girl power kinda mood tonight. if i was into burning bras, i would do it right now. if there was a women’s rights protest happening nearby,…

    28 Jun 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    thursday’s top ten.

    i snatched this from facebook. one of my former seminary professors posted it on his wall. he’s one of the ones who taught me so much during my master’s degree studies to be a…

    28 Jun 2012
  • north carolina

    day 13: mom.

    happy mother’s day to all you mothers, mothers-to-be, and woman who are like mothers to others! where would we be without strong women in this world… to inspire us, challenge us, and encourage us.…

    13 May 2012
  • culture

    day 6: you.

    “Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly…

    7 May 2012
  • lbgtqai+

    day 3: something i wore.(and incompatible me).

    today it was all about the jeans and the tee… my go-to outfit. my fav outfit. my i-can-wear-this-everyday outfit. it’s just me. casual. carefree. relaxed. simple. wearing my fav style today got me thinking… about…

    4 May 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    you know love wins, right?

    today is the day. today the united methodist church will vote once again on their stance/beliefs on homosexuality and the church. it’s something that has been voted on every 4 years for the past…

    3 May 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+ north carolina

    things i love.

    if you know me, then you know that there are a few things that i truly love… i love my wife. so, so much. she is my everything. i love the united methodist church…

    25 Apr 2012
  • life

    instagram easter.

    word on the street is that Facebook has bought instagram for $1 billion. that is crazy. really crazy. and, while i love instagram (you know i’m addicted) and i tolerate Facebook (it helps me…

    10 Apr 2012
  • be

    what would you die for?

    for me, today is all about passion. surrender. and trust. passion for a cause, or a belief, that is so strong that one is wiling to risk his or her life – literally or…

    6 Apr 2012
  • culture

    re-writing history.

    quote of the day: history, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. ~ Maya Angelou today i took this picture of the church where…

    27 Mar 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    you are you. and i am me.

    quote of the day: “they say the most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you realize why you were born.” ~ Viola Davis, 2012 Critic’s Choice…

    21 Mar 2012
  • be north carolina

    blogging from bed.

    that’s it. i decided that this cold is gonna leave me and i’m forcing it out by staging a bed-in. that’s a sit-in in a bed. yep. i’ve been in bed all day (ok.…

    14 Mar 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    a simple message.

    it’s here. valentine’s day. sad face. or… valentine’s day! happy face! regardless of how you or i feel about this day (and i, for one, am one who has a love/hate relationship with this…

    14 Feb 2012
  • culture

    fairness. stubborness. courage. love.

    my copy of to kill a mockingbird. it’s my favorite book of all time. ever. it’s one of my favorite movies, too. in my top five. it’s a (north) american classic. and it’s a…

    4 Feb 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    a kiss is just a kiss.

    in the united states navy, whenever a ship comes back into its home port, there is always a lottery on board among the sailors & their loved ones back home. what are they betting…

    22 Dec 2011