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I wanted an Ask Science Mike logo t-shirt to wear to Dragon con in September, but there are none for sale. Took advantage of a day off to create some fan art from a thrift store t-shirt and some fabric paint. I'm pretty happy with it. @mike

The final episode of The Good Place was just beautiful ❤️

@vishnu I am the Universe laughing with three friends being silly together. ❤️ 😃

Murder and suicide and American politics 

Today I am remembering that Charles Manson convinced his followers to murder strangers in cold blood, and that Jim Jones convinced people to poison their own children and themselves. I am aware that many Americans believe that the Earth is flat. So, what is the point of arguing on the internet? If someone is under the sway of a liar, my cogent points will not be effective. Sigh.

When my husband and I decided to adopt, we said, "We aren't able to parent a child with intellectual disabilities or behavior problems." And God said, "Yeah, you can, and you will. I realize that you are going to do a shitty job of it, but none of the 'good' parents volunteered. Here you go. You are doing this. Like it or not." And that is the story of how I became a shitty mother. I'm not finished yet, so who knows? It may turn out OK. Or whatever.

Happy Reformation Day! Thank God for holy trouble makers who won't shut up when they see something wrong with the system and who speak truth to power because here they stand; they can do no other, so help them God. For Martin Luther and Martin Luther King, Jr and Dorothy Day and Daniel Berrigan and Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Liz Theoharis and William Barber and Jonathan Daniels and Simone Campbell and Gary Lamb and Jeffrey Newman and all those who don't get their names in the paper. <3

Atlanta area Liturgists are meeting up Sept 20 at 7:00 Duluth. The event is being organized using the Liturgists Atlanta Community of FB. It's a lively, welcoming group! Please visit the event on FB or let me know if you want to go, and I'll give you the details. I won't be able to attend until January or so, due to my son's marching band commitments, but I'm in contact with the hosts. They request an RSVP, so they know how big of a table to reserve.

Just discovered Grace Petrie, a British, queer folk protest singer, and it's exactly what I want to hear today.

I'm on cloud 9!! Hale Appleman is a sweetheart! Dragon Con is wonderful so far!


Heard U2 on the radio today. I'm happy they have found peace and joy and how it's such a Beautiful Day and all, but damn, I sure miss the raw truth of Pride and Bullet the Blue Sky and Sunday Bloody Sunday. Have they written anything about the migrants drowning in the Mediterranean or the plight of the asylum seekers at the US border? I yearn for Bono singing a protest song. On the radio.

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Y'ALL! I subscribed to HBO, just so my husband and I could binge watch Crashing. We finished the series last night. It is SO GOOD!! ❤️ Pete Holmes! So, if you want to fill your ears with good stuff, listen to @mike and @vishnu interview Pete Holmes (Ep 13) and listen to Pete interview each of them and Hillary on You Made It Weird. The episode with @hillarymcbride was pure joy.

@mike @vishnu What's the name or date of the episode where Vishnu's friend tells the story about living in the haunted house? I love that episode, and I have a tradition of listening to it every October. I can't find it now, and I have to get my hands on it before Oct. 1. Thanks!

If you don't believe in Eternal Conscious Torment, I invite you to spend August in Georgia. Hades and Gehenna got nothing on us.

Welcoming church 

"You're welcome at Trinity. Young or old, whatever your race or background, single, married, divorced, gay, straight, outgoing or shy, musically gifted or can't carry a tune, know the liturgy by heart or don't know what liturgy means, whether you feel absolutely sure about God or you have serious questions & doubts You are welcome, b/c Jesus Christ welcomes us all in God's grace. We don't claim to have all the answers, but you're welcome to ponder the big questions with us."

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Welcoming church 

My church is trying to practice more welcoming and hospitality. We're going to visit homes around the church and give out flyers or place door hangers. Thoughts on these?

Life with a 13 year old girl. I go into the kitchen/living room where she's snacking and watching TV, and she says, "Please leave." I say, "No. I'm going to have lunch." I finish lunch and go upstairs. She runs up after me saying, "Mom. Mom. Mom."


"Why did you leave me all by myself?"

Poetry, racial violence, Christianity 

If Christ was born
not in Bethlehem
but in 1880
in Georgia
would there be a noose
instead of a cross
in every church?
The symbol of
become the symbol of

(Between 1880 - 1930, 458 African Americans were killed by lynching in my home state of Georgia. The noose, like the cross of Christ, was the weapon of an angry mob and an oppressive empire.)

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