Month: September 2013

on feeling marginalized

  mar·gin·al·ize: treat (a person, group, or concept) as insignificant or peripheral. Most of my life I’ve felt like a social pariah.  In high school, I was never pretty enough or athletic enough to be accepted. (I wish I’d known then the importance of…

beauty, mess and being left out

Being left out is one of the worst feeling in the world. Yes, as an adult, I still really believe that. Perhaps it’s because of how often I was left out of things in my childhood that makes this still a challenge today. And…

Remnants and Stories

One of the most interesting aspects of my job involves remnants. It’s amazing what you find when you are cleaning and sorting through a church cabinet or closet. Everything from old bandages from a first aid kit to curriculum from 1987 to pictures of…