Crash landing

Out and about

Confession: I don’t have an answer to the question. Sometimes I think I don’t even know the question. To any of you who felt jerked around in this story—“Where is this girl at, anyway? First this and then that–” Remember there’s a reason. I’m feeling jerked around too. I like to imagine, in my fonder […]

April 14, 2013

Flight attendants, prepare for takeoff

Out and about

Confession: I recently broke my year-long Walmart fast. On purpose. I woke up one morning and said “Today is the day.” I got on my shoes and my courage, drove to Walmart, and bought these items: Two pairs of black dress pants Two Oxford shirts Three leather belts Two votive candles I made this purchase […]

April 13, 2013

Fasten your seatbelts

Out and about

Ah. More information has been discovered about our test-tube stores. Store A is the largest store in town, and nine times out of ten offers the lowest prices. Store A is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Handy! The aisles are clean, the workers efficient. Store A extends forgiving return policies, matches […]

April 12, 2013

Boarding now

Out and about

Question: Do you think where to shop is an ethical matter? Example— Store A sells a dozen eggs for 99 cents. Store B sells an identical dozen for $1.49. Should I consider any factor besides price and proximity when I make my purchase? What do you think?

April 11, 2013

Shopping for guys


Oh my word. I think that came out wrong. I meantasay, shopping for *gifts* for guys. ***** Confession: I think men are impossibly difficult to buy gifts for. I don’t understand this about myself. I love giving gifts. I love selecting gifts. I love brainstorming gifts. But when holiday time rolls around for my husband, […]

February 4, 2013

There and back again

Walking with Jesus

Change comes slowly, and is shy of being quantified. It took a lot of time, a lot of living, just to heal. My depression is seasonal, but it was getting worse. I wasn’t getting back my zest for life in between. In the summer times I didn’t ponder taking my life, but I would always […]

January 28, 2013