M's Blog – March 2010 Archive (3)

The Atheist Who Celebrated Easter

I just need to confess: I still celebrate holidays. In fact, I love them. LOVE them. I grew up in a home where holidays were not related to religion. Plus, I knew pretty early on that they were rip-offs of pagan celebrations, which meant to me they up for grabs for anyone, really. Holidays always represented the Four F's: Friends, Family, Food, and Fun. They are bright, happy, sparkle-points of my childhood, and for that reason they remain a part of my life.



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Added by M on March 26, 2010 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

When Mountains Shake

Early Saturday morning, my husband's best friend (whom we will call MD) decided to descend over a steep ridge on his snowmobile. The snow was fresh and heavy, the day was beautiful. Immediately, he broke off an avalanche behind him. Before he probably literally even knew what was happening, the force of the snow gathering strength behind him snapped his neck and then ragdolled him through the rocks (breaking his ribs and both legs), and on through to the bowl (ie, a valley) where it buried him… Continue

Added by M on March 15, 2010 at 8:19pm — 6 Comments

Shacked Up (A Book Review)

I don't know why, but I was thinking about this book the other day. One of my darlingest (and Catholic) friends lent it to me, swearing that I "had to read it!" Perhaps y'all have heard of that Christian cult phenomenon, "The Shack"?



I read it. I'll read anything, really. My darlingest friend invited me out to a birthday dinner and wine bar date later on, and at that time I returned her book to her. Another mutual friend was there, and they both stared at me sweetly expectant,… Continue

Added by M on March 5, 2010 at 7:52pm — 8 Comments

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Torture Report release today

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Why do we tolerate this?

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My Grandpa died last week

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Ear-piercing a baby

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