Progress LBGT+ Flag

When I was growing up, in the context in which I grew up (in the 1970s and 1980s, in an area of lily-white folks of mixed economic class), if someone used the phrase “the talk,” they were referring to the one about sex. You know the one. In that time…


Please stop saying “this is not who we are.”

My title is a pun on a Dungeons & Dragons term, for readers who may not be familiar. A “saving throw” is a die roll you make in response to an attack, to discover how much damage has been done to…


A reflection on Christmas from a Unitarian Universalist

I wrote a sermon for my UU congregation in 2017, for the first Sunday of Advent. What follows here is that sermon, with a number of updates and adjustments for the state of the world in 2020. …


A much-needed total departure from current events

Like most everyone in America who is actually paying attention right now, I am exhausted, enraged, and deeply in need of a change of scenery. …


A sermon delivered to Mosaic UUC on June 28, 2020

“We all had a collective feeling like we’d had enough of this kind of shit. It wasn’t anything tangible anybody said to anyone else, it was just kind of like everything over the years had come to a head on…


A radical, unapologetic, immodest proposal

The phrase “defund the police” is getting a lot of traction around the country, and predictably, a lot of people are freaking out about what it means. Republican pundits are making sure that mild-mannered soccer moms believe it means total anarchy and the downfall of…


A sermon delivered to Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation, May 17, 2020

Along my journey to becoming a leadership coach, I learned a lot about how people’s brains work. Of course brains are pretty complicated, so there are people who make whole careers out of translating the complexity of brain function…


And that’s the problem.

A few days ago I wrote this story about my experience with a conservative white male politician. And I confessed in that story that although I fiercely disagreed with almost every word that came out of his mouth, and indeed found myself in full-on fight-or-flight fury…


and what it taught me about the current mindset of conservative white men

It seemed like a small, simple thing I could do. I sent an email message to the members of a county council. (Names withheld, not because I don’t want to call this guy out — I very…


Coping (sometimes, and sometimes not) with Corona

“Of course it’s all in your head, Harry. Why should that mean it isn’t real?”

-Dumbledore

Something about everything “going Virtual” is starting to eat away at my sanity, and not just because of the isolation. Yes, the fact that my whole life has imploded into Zoom is itself enough to drive me a little funny in the…

Tracy Lunquist

Comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable. Buy me a Coke Zero: https://ko-fi.com/mousketracy0193

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