Nervous Knots

True Confessions and Crochet

I had a nightmare: on the Duggars, Christianity, and abuse

Originally posted on Karrie higgins:
“I had a nightmare,” my father-in-law says, his voice hoarse and weak after a stem cell transplant for lymphoma. “That Rod climbed through the window…

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Traveling Pookie Show

Pookie and I love to go. Go in the car, go on a plane, doesn’t really matter, let’s just GO. Pookie travels for work. He accumulates frequent flyer miles and … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hair and boobs

Originally posted on Zsofi Writes:
On the morning of my 39th birthday, I was grateful for two things: my hair and my boobs. There were other things too, of course…

June 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tiny Retirement

Pookie and I don’t always do things together. He doesn’t crochet inventive character hats; I don’t play hot riffs on the saxophone…stuff like that. He rolls his eyes when I … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Blogging Experience: Episode 1

How much is too much? Recently I wrote an essay for my therapist, knowing I’d eventually publish it somewhere. The subject of the essay was unpleasant but the act of writing…now … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Because Joe Harry: “As You Know, There Will Be Haters.”

Back in 1955 these two psychologists, Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham, came up with a technique to classify relationships: the Johari Window (Get it? JoeHarry?). The Johari Window comprises the … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 9 Comments

If my words are worth nothing, why are you stealing them?

Originally posted on days like crazy paving:
A few days ago, I noticed that people were sharing around my blog post “Muslim, queer, feminist: it’s as complicated as it sounds” without…

June 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thank You John Bradshaw

“The job of parents is to model. Modeling includes how to be a man or woman; how to relate intimately to another person; how to acknowledge and express emotions; how … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

I Love Tattoos and I Cannot Lie

Some years ago I told my brother I had a $50 gift certificate for a tattoo. He said, “I’ll pay you $100 if you don’t get a tattoo.” I was … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Dog is N-V-T-S Nuts!

Let me make one thing clear: I love my dog. She’s a beautiful, red border collie named Moxie. And she’s nuts. The audio system clicks from one mode to another … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

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