Category Archives: work

Letter from a Pastor

Monday, October 19th 2020 “Dear White Evangelicals, I need to tell you something: People have had it with you. They’re done. They want nothing to do with you any longer, and here’s why: They see your hypocrisy, your inconsistency, your … Continue reading

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AT RISE: One Breathless Moment

Friday, October 16th 2020 AT RISE: The kids are at their distance learning desks in the living room. ALEXA: [Beeb beeb, boop boop.] This is a reminder; it’s 12:59pm. [Beeb beeb, boop boop] This is a reminder; it’s 12:59pm. MOM: … Continue reading

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Jenny the Juggler on Boston Public Radio (re: Pandemic Stimulus)

Friday, October 16th 2020 On this day I allowed my attention to drift from the Home School long enough to call into my favorite radio show to check in with hosts Margery Egan and Jim Braude to opine about both … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Zoom Guest Star

Wednesday, October 6th 2020 2010-10-07 Laughter League Zoom with ClaraJane [O:11]:https://youtu.be/EObT9acxtk0 Be still my heart. 💕

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Distance Learning IRL for a Change

Thursday, October 1st 2020 Today ClaraJane gets to go to school In Real Life! Her teacher has arranged a 3 hour socially distanced morning session for about ten 4th Graders outside on the patio. Who could have foreseen than going … Continue reading

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Not Less Than Two Hours

September 22, 2020 My son just made a beautiful argument to forgo my suggestion to “Go Outside” in order to utilize most of his (currently) two-hour allotment of recreational COMPUTER TIME today instead. ‘He just did all this baseball yesterday, … Continue reading

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At Rise: Homeschool Gym Class

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020   AT RISE: Mom is in the kitchen turning on the oven and scooping two containers of beautiful looking school-lunch spaghetti into the iron skillet. The two kids are in the living room at their desks. … Continue reading

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Rant: Mistakes

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020 Mistake #1) Don’t Cry Over Spilled Coffee Though I avoid the phone “like the plague” (can we say that anymore?), I made the mistake of making an actual live phone call on Sunday, and in my … Continue reading

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Girls Girls Girls Girls Girls

Saturday, September 19th 2020 My daughter comes in showing off her outfit. And I love it. 😻

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OMG WTF RBG RIP

Friday, September 18th 2020 No. I can’t. And f#ck &itch McConnell btw, all the way to to an extremely painful, unending suffering. (But that hell actually existed). OMG OMG WTF OMG RBG. A morsel of comfort; my son tells me … Continue reading

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