Monthly Archives: January 2010

Little grrrl meets even littler grrrl

Emma got to meet the littlest addition to our good friends, Eric and Shawna. Em was SO thrilled to get to “hold” the baby. (and no, Mom, I’m not planning on having another one of my own — I’m happy to borrow and then go home with my one!)

What they sang:

Hard BelieverFirst Aid Kit So you ask for my opinionWell what is there to sayTo be honest and just foolishWon’t make you wanna stayYou’ve got to go on and get movingI can’t do that for youGot so many plans and so much you want to do Love is tough, time is roughLove is tough, time […]

The power of a "revisionist"

Yesterday the historian Howard Zinn died at age 87. Over on The Nation, there’s a fitting tribute to some of what he contributed to us all in his four-score plus years, including this quote: From the start, my teaching was infused with my own history. I would try to be fair to other points of […]

tired, tonight.

Sweet Darknessby David Whyte When your eyes are tiredthe world is tired also. When your vision has goneno part of the world can find you. Time to go into the darkwhere the night has eyesto recognize it own. There you can be sureyou are not beyond love. The dark will be your wombtonight. The night […]

grrrl meets bulletin

grrrl meets bulletin, originally uploaded by becky b.. Last night I designed a bulletin insert for all the United churches in the area. I’m helping put on St. Andrew’s “Winter Refresher” conference in a couple weeks, and I’m in charge of promotions (since I couldn’t really offer much in terms of planning worship or liturgy, […]


Carvens is a Hatian-American poet and performer from New York City. He was on the 2009 Urban Word NYC slam team. His poem, “Haiti” was written a year ago and has a startling prophetic tone in the wake of recent tragic events in Haiti. So powerful that I feel just speechless. [via a blog you […]

Trust women

Happy 37th birthday, Roe v. Wade.