"Wind Is Changing"

Ghân-buri-Ghân squatted down and touched the earth with his horny brow in token of farewell. Then he got up as if to depart. But suddenly...

The Weight of the World

Of course it's scary. In fact, it's not just scary, it's flat-out terrifying. Over the last week, we've seen the numbers of people...

Like Someone You Love

Warning: this blog entry has swears. Although, let’s be real, most of my blog entries have swears. Warning #2: There’s some disturbing...

One Year Later....

This Sunday, we will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of the first church service at Magic City Spiritual Community. We would love...

Trust Joy

I have this deep-seated belief, backed up by science that I’m too lazy to research at the moment, that our brains adapt quickly and...

Give God a Second Chance

Every Sunday afternoon, I go over to the Beloved Community Church building, unload my boxes of church from my car, and begin the process...

It's Possible I'm Not God

My therapist says I have control issues. She's nice about it; she usually says something super low key and non-confrontational like, "You...

What You Keep

My daughter Charlie seldom lets me take pictures of her. Yesterday I snapped one of her snuggling with the dog on the carpet, and she...

The Stories We Tell

As Season 8 of Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame begin to fade from prominence and take their place in the annals of the past and we...

This Ain't Talibama

Here in Alabama, events of the past week have created much in the way of news and commentary. And, as “liberal redneck” Trae Crowder...

Real People

WARNING: This blog post suitable isn't for kids, and may not even be suitable for most adults. Seriously. Lots of trigger warnings -...

In A Mood

In two days, 20 actors for Bards of Birmingham, ranging in age from 4 to 68, will take the stage under my direction to perform...

It's Possible I'm Not God

My therapist says I have control issues. She's nice about it; she usually says something super low key and non-confrontational like, "You...

The Zombie in the Sandbox

I have some friends who are going through it lately. I mean, GOING THROUGH IT. As in, if the challenges they are dealing with were all...

It's Not Pie

By now, many, if not all, of you will have seen the video making the rounds of social media, a video which features high school students...

One Starfish

I remember reading this really cheesy story, probably in someone's bathroom, in Chicken Soup for the Soul or some equally drecky...

Losing My Marbles

“Whenever someone supports you, or is kind to you, or sticks up for you, or honors what you share with them as private, you put marbles...

Honey Mustard Mistakes

As the hostile social butterfly (moth?) I am, I’m part of a few antisocial mom groups on Facebook. Recently, one of the posted games in...

Creating What's Next

One of the excellent fringe benefits of our current trip to Orlando for Laura’s participation in the Celebration Marathon (in addition to...