When Empathy Will Save the World {Thoughts on #Ferguson}

I couldn't think of anything but Ferguson this week....more

Sex and Marriage: Thoughts on Waiting

I am angry.This is a portrait of the woman, angry.Because I was made certain promises, promises that did not come through.Because every day I hear of more and more people who were handed those same broken promises.Or -- dare I say it -- the same lies.And I am angry.I wonder if you will be angry, too. * * * I trusted. This is a portrait of the girl, trusting those words spoken by others as certainty....more

When We are Wanted

When you spend long enough doing a certain thing, no matter what it is, I think, you put down roots....more

Realizing the Comforts of My Color: Thoughts on White Privilege

She came from nowhere, it seemed, and slipped away in the same smooth and silent way. We were at the donut shop's counter, being treated to coffee by one of the people we were visiting.  His wallet was out, and suddenly she was there, at his side, all creased chocolate skin and curls spiraling with gray and—this is what has stayed with me—dark and haunted eyes. Image Credit: Christine H. via Flickr...more
Jeana theempressandthefool You might go back and read my comment again to see that I am a ...more

Spotlight Interview at Story Sessions!

Today I'm getting interviewed over at Story Sessions, regarding the release of The Light Between Us....more

On Bellies and Bumps and Body Love

I catch a glimpse of my own swelling belly as I dash about the kitchen from counter to fridge to counter again, preparing breakfast for myself and my toddler son....more

Finding Home {Atlas Girl Blog Tour}

This post is part of the Atlas Girl Blog Tour. To learn more and join us, click here....more

On the Wearing of Wedding Rings {Living with a Spouse in Chronic Pain}

I spent this past weekend away, four days of sharing space and words and breath with some of the best and most kindred friends I've ever had the delight of knowing....more

I am Not My Characters {On Writing Fiction}

We have a tendency to see the author in the words she writes, or the actor in the roles he plays, or the poet in the poems she pens....more