Monthly Archives: January 2021

The Next Step

The great thing about Freecycle is, if you describe a thing honestly and include a few photos, and someone still comes to get it, you know they really want it. Freecycle eliminates the question, “Am I dumping stuff on Goodwill … Continue reading

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Future Office Life

I don’t have a cubicle to go back to. In the fall, we were asked to go in and clear out our belongings, because most of us would no longer have a personal workspace. Only the people who have to … Continue reading

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What’s It Worth

I do unsexy work, with a low bar to entry, that contributes to the development of new technologies. I want to be clear about the unimpressive nature of what I do, because if I am not clear – in conversation, … Continue reading

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Equal Opportunity

Fifty years ago, four of us girls met at our classmate’s house to work on a history project. We gathered in her sunken living room and set out our books and papers. On his way out the door, our friend’s … Continue reading

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Religion Fails

My little church hasn’t met in person since last March. We’ve had no communication among ourselves about yesterday’s attempted coup. I can’t decide: is this isolation the worst that could happen, or would it be worse to go to church … Continue reading

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God Suffers with Us

So there You are, standing beside me, wringing Your hands. This idea is supposed to comfort me. I am told this is the theology of the cross. Fleming Rutledge says “The New Testament presents us with not two but three … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve, 2021

In the last year, I lost multiple contexts. I gave one up voluntarily. The rest ended because of COVID-19 restrictions, or because people moved away, retired, or left particular roles. None of this dislocation and loss holds a candle to … Continue reading

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