Let’s Lean in Close and Listen

On this day, I feel like I should say something instead of just staying silent. I would prefer to stay silent, however, because the moment I open my mouth about this I'll be slapped with a label, shoved over to one side of the culture war, have my spirituality questioned, and be viewed with wariness (or … Continue reading Let’s Lean in Close and Listen

Follow the Clothes, Part Two: The Purge

It's been closet-cleaning season at the Tresch house this week. To begin with, last Tuesday I filled two huge bags with clothes and hauled them to the Caring Center, which lends itself to an amazing story, but be patient. Then, last night I went to that pesky book study again that I love/hate. This week … Continue reading Follow the Clothes, Part Two: The Purge

The Seamstress Apprentices

I wrote in a previous post that I don't sew. My mother, however, was a dedicated seamstress for our family and she made quite a few of my clothes until I reached sixth grade and put my foot down: no more homemade attire. The wide-legged brown pants she made me that year garnered no compliments … Continue reading The Seamstress Apprentices

World AIDS Day: Remembering Our Girl and an Unknown Victim

It's World AIDS Day. I'm never really sure what I am supposed to do on these days (Earth Day, World Cancer Day, World Mental Health Day, et. al). There is a day for everything, and to be honest I've never paid much attention to World AIDS Day. Why? Because AIDS had never hit close to … Continue reading World AIDS Day: Remembering Our Girl and an Unknown Victim