Category Archives: Relationships

On Taking the Wrong Path Again

In January I went hiking with a friend in Hillsborough River State Park (north of Tampa, Florida). It had rained the night before, so some of the trails were flooded. We enjoyed seeing the transition from winter to the beginnings … Continue reading

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Intimate Encounters at PRIDE

Intimate Encounters at PRIDE I continue to explore what intimacy and sexuality mean in my life. And I keep finding that it’s usually not what I think it will be—I keep getting surprised. Yesterday, I went to some St. Pete … Continue reading

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Mistaking Sex for Intimacy

Mistaking Sex for Intimacy — Making Amends WARNING: ADULT CONTENT In 2012, after a long stretch of unhappiness and depression, I began actively exploring the intersection of spirituality with erotic energy, sex, and intimacy. My quest was not just another … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Conclusion

After Blogging for Lent: Kindness WARNING: ADULT CONTENT It’s been more than two months since I last wrote for my blog. I learned a lot about myself by writing those 33 blogs during Lent. I took a lot of risks … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 33

A Queer Holy Week WARNING: ADULT CONTENT Tonight, after church, I watched a video of a Quaker discussing how Jesus affirms her queerness.* As friends say, she speaks my mind. Most of my adult life, I have thought of myself … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 32

Asking for Enough WARNING: ADULT CONTENT I did not blog for a couple of days. No time to write—I’ve been busy having in-body experiences and dancing with Kali! In the past few weeks I have explored how I block myself … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 30

Back to Basics Today was a good day. Just doing the basics. Taking action. Enjoying the simple pleasures. Nothing profound. Nothing ecstatic. Not feeling lonely. Just a good, solid day! I worked half a day, did laundry, washed dishes, worked … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 27

Beyond Comfort Zones WARNING: ADULT CONTENT I like it so much when things fit my agenda. You know, like when I say I’m going to write every day for 40 days, and find the inspiration and clarity of mind to … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 23

More Stuff from the Shadows WARNING: ADULT CONTENT Over the last 23 days of Lent, I have been digging around in the shadows of my life searching for whatever is blocking pleasure. Along the way I have recognized that it … Continue reading

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