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The truth about the Mormon Mental Health Association

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...

Lamb of God

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...

Winds of Change that Change Nothing

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...

Trip to Rexburg + I won a thing!!! + Aging. (It happens.)

Trip to Rexburg + I won a thing!!! + Aging. (It happens.)

In September or October or some month in the past I spontaneously took a trip down to Idaho with a former early-morning seminary student of mine (shout out, Spencer Transier) who was going there to forge his destiny and stuff. I was going there because my parents had...

At the outset of a really big year…

At the outset of a really big year…

This year feels big to me. I'm halfway through being 35. Maybe that's why. If there is any youth in me left, I feel like it's about to eked out in the next few years, like the last blobs of toothpaste in an almost empty tube. I still look almost young, but my hair has...

Birthday

This is another sad post about my mom. Today's her birthday. BTW, I have another post I'm working on about my trip to Rexburg, which was a really great experience. But before I finish that, I felt the desire to post what I wrote on my Mom's Facebook page today. It is...

Strange, the things that bring out the grief.

A sentence, transcribing my mom's journal. She says "I'm going to miss Relief Society, but I'll be back soon enough. . ." She is 25. I've just been born. She has been called to be in Primary, and she is excited to be working with the kids for the first time in years,...

Sometimes Saints Swear

Sometimes Saints Swear

Hey! I'm posting again like the champion blogger that I was always destined to be. YAY!!!!! I have a few things to post in response to my last entry, because apparently I can't blog about anything except blogging itself. That's how the professionals do it, you see......

This is a post I wrote in the middle of the night.

This is a post I wrote in the middle of the night.

And then I woke up and read it and it amused me. So here you go! So, I haven't posted for four months, and I just got word that my advertisers are like "listen, we're good." And I was like like "what do you mean?" and they were like "can we just be friends? You know,...

Lots of things feel full circle (Alexa Joyce Weed)

Lots of things feel full circle (Alexa Joyce Weed)

In May of 2006, we had our first baby. Anna. She was tiny. Now, in May of 2015, we have had what we know to be our last baby. Alexa. She, too, is tiny. And I mean tiny. Hi. I'm Alexa Joyce. One of the smallest humans on this planet. Just like Anna, she was a five...