Week 49/14


PromptWrite about what you miss most from your teen years. …Twenties. …Thirties. …Forties. …Etc. What is the worst thing about  getting older? The best? What have you given up that you regret giving up?

Photo: Then and Now-ish

QuotationI grabbed a pile of dust, and holding it up, foolishly asked for as many birthdays as the grains of dust, I forgot to ask that they be years of youth. – Ovid, Metamorphoses

Happy Birthday. You have a free pastry at Panera. – my son

Rec: Birthday Recs

Original Writing:

Transgender Bathroom Policy: A Comment on a Local Issue


Woman Murdered Pounding on Door for Help

Panera Bread


Payless Shoe Source

Red Robin

Shop Rite

Adagio Teas

Amazon Kindle


Advent – Day 3 (St. Clare of Assisi)

Week 47/14 Review


PromptWhat is the one thing you regret doing (or not doing) in a bullying situation?

What is the one thing that you are proud of that you either did or didn’t do in a bullying situation?

Photo: Belonging Place

QuotationI thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in. – Virginia Woolf

Rec: Transgender Resources

Original Writing: Transgender Day of Remembrance

Bullying and Transphobia – More than One Day a Year

Repost: What is Bullying?


Gizzy Fowler Death Marks 10th Known Murder of Trans Woman of Color in US in 2014

Alejandra Leos (murder)

International Transgender Day of Remembrance (Word Press)

National Center for Transgender Equality

Transgender Law Center


The Trevor Project

Point Foundation (LGBT Scholarships)

GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders): LGBT Legal Advocates/Equal Justice Under Law


Week 45/14 Review (plus blog care)


Beginning on Monday, there is going to be a few extra posts as I set up my new index. I apologize for the extra notifications you will receive with these posts. I’m also going to revamp my Facebook Page.

Hopefully, this will make it easier for everyone to find their favorite pieces or search for ones they  might have missed.

Thanks for your patience.



Prompt: What’s the best thing you do for yourself?

Photo: Recycling…

QuotationBy recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands –your own. – Mark Victor Hansen

Rec: MediSafe App


Reflection on Conversion (religion/spirituality)

Make Self-Care a Thing (self-care, health & well-being – mental)

The Discovery of America, Another Perspective (history)

The Republicans win the Senate (politics)

REPOST: When Life and Fiction Meet (and Greet) (fictional narrative)


MediSafe App

Prince Madoc

Prince Madoc and the Discovery of America

Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman

Mumford and Sons


Creative Memories


Orange is the New Black

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Escape to Witch Mountain

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


Week 42/14 and Week 43/14 Summaries


Week 42/14

Prompt: What have you discovered about yourself that surprised you?

Photo: Perfect Day for Applepicking

Quotation: When you can’t run, you crawl. And when you can’t crawl, you find someone to carry you.” – Firefly, Episode 12, The Message

Rec: Mental Health Resources


REPOST: Breakdown

REBLOG: You Clean Up Good: 8 Hygiene Tricks for People with Body Issues

Donate a Photo

The Trevor Project

Crazy Mixed Up Soundbites Meet Pastoral Reality (reblog)

Let’s Make a Coping Skills Toolbox

October Recharge, 2014 (Summer Retreat Wrap-Up Also)


Week 43/14

Prompt:(None) Replaced with apologies and quotation: “All will be well, all will be well, in all manner of things, all will be well.” – Julian of Norwich

Prompt: Write about something you find sacred – like a personal talisman or inspirational item.

Photo: Local Eatery

Water from the Last Three Days

Quotation: There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” -Elie Wiesel

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” -Vincent Van Gogh

“As we journey, we do our best.” – Fr. J

“We can’t go back to our old lives. We’re not the same people.” – Sam Winchester, Wishful Thinking (S4,E8)

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

Rec: My Retreat Resources (So Far)


Weekend Update (Plus Quotations!) (Reflection)

Weekend Update – Sunday (Reflection)

Ben Bradlee, 1921-2014

The Unexpected (Reflection)

The Train Station (Reflection)

Follow Me (My Personal Reflection on Mark 1:17)

Gospels Used During Retreat:

Mark 1:16-20

Luke 5:1-11