In the wake of a hurricane, things start to repair

(I wrote this yesterday.) Hello, world. I am sitting here with one of my besties, Zina Petersen, in her sister's beach house in Jacksonville Florida. Zina invited me to fly out as she housesits for her sister so that we can have our own wonderful little writing...

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California Poppies

When my mom was sick--several years in--she went outside one afternoon in the summer and saw that poppies had grown spontaneously in our side-yard. They were orange and bright. She was something of a gardener. I have many memories of her outside in the backyard...

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Stream of Consciousnesses

Stream of consciousness as we drive: I'm listening to the Brahms violin concerto. It's... I haven't decided yet. I'd never heard it before this week. I've been thinking a lot about poetry--it's like my mind revolves around the same things over and over and over again,...

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Post

I'm reading about habits. It's something I do--read about habits and schedules and stuff. I do it when it's time to re-engage with life. I'm wanting to get back into things. There's been six months of my life that feel lost--I was surviving, plodding along, grieving...

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You want vicissitudes?

I'll give you some vicissitudes. (Alternative title: Another Really Horrible Thing That Happened to my Family) Life is... terrible. Have you noticed? It is also beautiful. The last few months have been an incredible case in point of these two realities. A horrible...

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She’s Gone.

She's gone. After more than 10 long years of suffering, and 12 days of being largely unconscious and not taking food or water, my sweet mother Michele Mousley Weed passed away this morning at about 6:00am PST from complications of Early Onset Alzheimer's disease. She...

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The truth about the Mormon Mental Health Association

If you have ever contemplated looking for a Mormon therapist, or are interested in mental health as it relates to Mormonism or issues around sex addiction and pornography addiction, this post will be of interest to you. If not, this might not be your thing, and that's...

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Lamb of God

I'm doing something very new to me. This Sunday, and the Sunday after, I'm singing a solo in an oratorio called "Lamb of God." I'm playing the character of Thomas. I've never, until three weeks or so ago, had a voice lesson. No training. Just a lot of singing loudly...

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Winds of Change that Change Nothing

 Photo attribution: here I am feeling the winds of change here at The Weed. But that's nothing new. I feel the winds of change over here regularly. And then I write about those winds of change, becoming all meta, and then 80% of the time, nothing actually...

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