Some ramblings on some letters to the editor....

Over the years I've developed a relatively thick-skin regarding reader responses to my writing. But any advances I've made in overcoming my natural over- sensitivity are the result of hard cognitive training and time- certainly not by way of natural ability. I work hard to recognize that negative reader responses are a natural result of public writing, while simultaneously acknowledging that many times the things written about me aren't automatically true simply because someone else believes it ....more

before they died, a lot of people told me I was a really good listener....

Sometimes you find a piece of literature so profoundly life-changing it almost makes you believe (or reaffirms your belief) in a divine presence guiding the universe. How else can you explain that one book or poem that so completely describes your person?For me, those books are The Poisonwood Bible and My Name is Asher Lev. And...THIS article ....more

Halloween is the only pure holiday

(If you are the introverted, overly-sensitive, vaguely misanthropic type.)Halloween is my favorite holiday. Here's why:...more

Work that is Real

First, thank you to everyone who found my blog via Tapestry on CBC. I've received several emails from program listeners, and it's a pleasure to get to know each of you. For those of you unaware, I did an email interview with Tapestry last year ....more

Help provide clean water in Africa: WHOlives.org

As expressed in my previous post, I’m not much of a blogger these days. However, I am always happy to use my and social media outlets to support causes I think are important. Today’s cause is WHOlives.org, a nonprofit committed to creating clean and affordable water in South Africa ....more

What I Saw (Guest Submission)

This is a guest post in response to the excommunication of Kate Kelly, and the silencing of Mormon Feminist voices within the LDS Church. (Editor's note: People are often quick to dismiss the concerns of Mormon feminists as a byproduct of "one bad experience" with a male authority figure. Like the "not all men"...more

An Open Letter to my Orthodox Mormon Friends, Family, and Loved Ones (Guest Submission)

This is a guest post in response to the excommunication of Kate Kelly, and the possible excommunication of several other members of the LDS Church, including John Dehlin Kelli Anderson is a return missionary who blogs about her life and faith journey at Chronicles of She An Open Letter To My Orthodox Mormon Friends, Family, and Loved Ones: There is too much shame and guilt in our relationship and just not enough trust. I know how much activity in the church means to you. I know that you really want me to be an active, believing Mormon ....more

"I'm in Here" (Guest Submission)

This is a guest post in response to the excommunication of Kate Kelly, and the possible...more

Worthy (Guest Submission)

This is a guest post in response to the excommunication of Kate Kelly, and possible excommunication of several LDS church members....more