I learned that the clergy was full of liars in 1994. We had a pedophile priest in our parish. His name was Ted Llanos and in 1994 he was accused of sexual abuse of a […]
A word from my mom, Terri: In February of 2017, 9 days after the inauguration, I wrote a guest blog for Full of Graces. It was entitled #Candles4hope. In it I wrote that I was […]
Three years ago I wrote a post about an EPIC night shared by my parents and aunt and uncle on the occasion of their 1st and 5th wedding anniversaries. It involved fishsticks and champagne and […]
We paid off the new church. We got a new pastor. The newly paid off church almost burned up in a wildfire. The new pastor had to be threatened to put down the garden hose […]
I have noticed that white women do this thing when they hear something that shocks them. They go silent. I know—because as a white woman, I have done it—that the silence reflects a thought process […]
And I can say, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that an opponent’s good looks have never intimidated me on the court. Not once. Not when I was 11, not when I was 21. And not even today when I’m 42 and playing after 2 c-sections and a hernia.
Two weeks ago I served on a retreat team, and made a presentation. I’m sharing it here in edited form. The story of Ruth and Naomi in the Bible is the source of that beautiful […]