Category Archives: Renewal

Finding My Way in the Dark

I have had a tough summer. I got lost in feelings of loneliness and depression. And then felt shame for feeling lonely and depressed. I didn’t like how I felt or who I was. Ugh… As I struggled to find … 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 31

Quiet Time Yesterday I worked half a day which meant that I missed the Tampa Pride parade. I would have liked to participate, but could not afford to miss the opportunity to work. I did go to Ybor City after … 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 29

Life—Not for the Faint of Heart I have not posted any articles for several days because I gave myself a few days off. Recently this blog has been about my journey for Lent. Some of it has been on the … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 28

What We Do Before We Go I want to share something of my recent journey with you tonight, but I have no clue where or how to begin. So I will begin here. I am sitting with myself. Listening. Breathing … Continue reading

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