Monthly Archives: June 2012


If is the Word 20

She stands on the scale, holding her breath, dressed down to her skin, praying every litany she can recall. She ticks off the calories, the number of stairs she climbed, the dozens of brownies and cakes and pizzas she’s rejected in favor of carrot sticks and another grilled chicken breast. […]


Rise Up 12

I forgot that once homeschooling ended for the summer, there would still be these people in my house, without schoolwork to do. While I sort out what academic horrors I will inflict upon them this summer, I’m puzzled by a persistent, agonizing thought about women: women writers, bloggers, ministers. The […]