Fear in Love's Clothing: my letter to the women pedalling their religion at me

To the Women with the Bibles and the Pamphlets on my porch this morning;

I answered the door looking for a fight.  

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Oh, Cupcake(less)

I went to the grocery store tonight.  I dragged my exhausted, nauseated body, along with the underwear-less body of my two-and-a-half-year old.  Because, you know, Mama's love is like gravity to a toddler, doesn't matter how Mama is feeling.

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Hole-y Hunger

Author Anne Lamott writes about what she calls our "God Sized Hole."  The idea being that we, as humans on this planet, have a hunger that we spend our entire lives try to satiate.

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Don't Come Over

I’ve decided that the process of accepting visitors for me should be, “You show me yours, I’ll show you mine.” As in, you show me photos of your house in its worst state, submit an essay on your style of housekeeping, and then sign a waiver of confidentiality before stepping foot through my door.

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No One Asked You to Fix It (and if they did they didn't really mean it)

I'm "in a weird place" right now.

I use quotations because I am taking care to not conflate "I am depressed and anxious," with "Something in me feels depressed or anxious."

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Vulnerable, Naked, and Kind (also known as This Blogger Was a Stubborn Jerk)

It's occurring to me the responsibility there is with a blank page, a blank screen.  The space of potential words and images.  

Potential connection, potential healing, potential impact.  Potential hurt or harm.

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Naked Bluetooth Use

Blog Post #15 of #40 in 40 Days.

What.  In.  The.  F#*k.  Who thought that this was a good idea?!  

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I Ain't Your Sugar, Sugar

The world, in its various ways, says, "Feeling a little confident?  Better check that shit.  Reign that in."  
"You sure you wanna eat that?"  
"Hm.  That video, I don't know... you're a little too flashy there, maybe."  
"What are you talking about?  You don't have a degree in that."
"No one's going to love you if you wear that/say that/choose that/create that/ask for that."

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Confessions of the Crunchy Kind

Bless me, Crunchy Moms Club members, for I have sinned.  It has been a lifetime since my last confession.  These are my sins…

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Dear Bodhi

Dear Bodhi;

I owe you an apology.

I am so sorry.  

I am sorry that today I let you down…

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