(Originally published on I Still Hate Pickles on September 26, 2012. ) Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. Psalm 146:3 My birthday is November 7th, so every so often, I get a president for my birthday. Or, at least, a day off in ... Read More about Presidents, Princes, Politics, and Providence
(Originally published on I Still Hate Pickles November 28, 2012.) Almost every morning, I burn a piece of toast. Unless it can't be salvaged, I stand over the trash can and scrape off the top layer with a butter knife, aiming most of the crumbs toward the trashcan. Underneath is perfectly good ... Read More about The Inheritance of Burning
Many women long to share and talk about their birth after having a baby. (I do also know some women who don't.) Birth is a spiritual, physical, and emotional experience, whether you have an amazing birth or a traumatic one. There is sometimes an added element with C-sections because ... Read More about C-Sections: A Diverse Experience
(Originally published on I Still Hate Pickles on June 25, 2011.) Since both my boys were tiny babies, they have been a part of roller derby with me. Lincoln slept through a whole bout in my sling when he was three weeks old. Sawyer started coming when he was maybe two months, and hit every game ... Read More about Why Is Mommy Knocking People Down?
(Originally published on I Still Hate Pickles on September 15, 2012.) I bought my last pair of tights. (On clearance for $2.40, of course. With a gift card.) I've packed my new championship bout jersey in my bag and washed my pads. I went to our last team dinner, where we ate carbs, weird ... Read More about On the Eve of My Last Roller Derby Bout