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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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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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Damned for the Sins of Sodom

Who Are Damned by the Sins of Sodom? In my last Blog, I discussed a whole series of sweet experiences with dear friends and total strangers on the day of the St. Pete Pride Parade. I have continued to find … 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 – 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 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 21

Exploring Erotic and Spiritual Ecstasy WARNING: ADULT CONTENT Mostly, I have no idea where this writing will take me. I jump in and hope for the best. This is where I landed tonight. Again I am asking myself, “Why do … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 18

Sacrificing Limitations on Self-Pleasuring WARNING: ADULT CONTENT I’ve been asking myself what else I need to give up for Lent. I want to give up more of the things that keep me disconnected from my self, my God, and my … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 13

It’s Simple—People Help Today I had another lesson in giving up ways I block my effectiveness and pleasure. I am planning to conduct a workshop in May. I needed to firm up some basics today, but couldn’t get any clear … Continue reading

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