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Protected: What Nightmares May Come (For Riley’s Father)

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Surviving the Rise

“I don’t want to die without any scars.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club “Only after disaster can we be resurrected. It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything. Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is … Continue reading

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Should I?

Since I’ve been gone, everything has changed.  So have I.  So the question is:  are any of you still out there?  Should I write to you? Seba

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Honor Among Thieves (or the lack therein)

“Upon hearing the first verse and chorus, I thought that this was nothing more than a rapturous praise of sexuality gone too far—a goddess with the alleged power to absolve his sin and make him well. I was uncomfortable with … Continue reading

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An Orange and Blue Witch

“A picture’s worth a thousand words, But you can’t see what those shades of gray keep covered– You should have seen it in color.” Jamey Johnson, “In Color” “I bleed Orange and Blue.  Auburn University made me what I am … Continue reading

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Bedtime Stories

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” — Victor Hugo, Les Miserables “Mommy, now do the voices.”  Jake, age five I don’t know how old I was when magic tripped … Continue reading

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Lamb Country

“I didn’t have any food, any water and it was very cold, very cold. I thought, I thought if I could save just one, but… he was so heavy. So heavy.” The Silence of the Lambs “I’m a survivor. And … Continue reading

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Complicity in the Faith

Makes me that much stronger Makes me work a little bit harder Makes me that much wiser So thanks for making me a fighter. Christina Aguilera, “Fighter.” Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only love can do that.  Hate cannot drive … Continue reading

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The Cost of Outing Pagans in the Bible Belt

Y’all, I wanted to write about my new Czech peppers.  Or my impending granddaughter.  Or anything, other than this.  But: I am done. Since I began this blog years ago, I have dealt with my own personal antagonist.  (Although, we … Continue reading

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Hinoeuma: Warrior Witch

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people’s opinions.” Paulo Coelho … Continue reading

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