Nourish Your Spirit

Flagstone 22: One-Woman Freakshow

Though my sanity hasn’t been questioned by others until recently, I’ve been a little crazy for most of my life, until just a few months...  More

Flagstone 21: Flying Without Wings

Outside of dreams, the first time I flew without wings was as a passenger in a car that flipped over. I was in the 9th grade, the driver...  More

Flagstone 16: Queen of Fire & Ice

Did you know 3 AM is called the witching hour? I’ll be talking later about how I think that hour has been misunderstood for a long time....  More

Flagstone 14: The Divine Force of a Mother’s Love

The last month, my husband I have both noticed lights coming on for no reason. We’ve commented on it but not paid attention, except for...  More

Raised by a Mama Bear in the Land of Faeries

In faerie tales and stories, there is a recurring theme of bears as protectors for the innocent. Brave, The Jungle Book, Brother Bear, and...  More

Flagstone 13: Dropping Veils

This journey I'm on is not easy for my family. Though my father and brother made peace with it early, my mother and sister are having a...  More

Flagstone 12: The Father, The Son, and a Ghost

While I can’t promise this was my first time in a church, my first memory of one comes from a preacher sharing a story that shook me...  More

Tonight, I Wish I Was Married to a Witch

Let me start by saying I am an optimist—but I proceed with caution, which I’m sure you know from my handle. Sometimes, a few hateful...  More

Flagstone 11: Illusions and Trickery

I’ve told you the first time I used my voice in a way that mattered was to yell at some racist knobheads. The next time I felt brave,...  More

Flagstone 9: Alpha Males and Their Women

When I was six-months pregnant, my first husband pushed me to the floor in a rage. When I got up, I broke his nose. While I’d prefer to...  More

Special Features

After taking a job at a public university, I had my first chance to teach survey courses in literature—which... More
My husband and I have been married for almost 19 years, having married when we were both a little past... More
…So You Might Want to Be Nice To Me. Obviously, I couldn’t fit the entire title in the space you... More

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