Roadrunner Musings

Coping With Trauma

Trauma happens in everyone’s life. Even in the best of situations, childhood is complicated. Just like us, our parents were doing the best they could with what they had at the time. We’ve all developed coping mechanisms to keep going. Some of them are causing more problems than they solve. I used to have...

“Real”

“Gifted women, even as they reclaim their creative lives, even as beautiful things flow from their hands, from their pens, from their bodies, still question whether they are writers, painters, artists, people, real ones. And of course they are real ones even though they might like to bedevil themselves with what constitutes “real.”” “…a...

Discovering Small Spaces

There are spaces built into our lives, small stretches of time between tasks where we used to take a breath and think. I started to re-discover these spaces this past month when I deleted Facebook and then Instagram from my phone. If you’ve been reading my posts, you probably know that I’ve had a...

Worship the Idol

Science was better than religion until we made a god of it too; infallible, omnipotent, and unendingly good. Both are only mankind’s reasoning of the world in which we are living, only a process of nature not outside of it.

Has Someone Changed The Message?

This picture made me think, but probably not in the direction you imagine. It immediately brought me back to the movie. Rowdy Roddy taking off the glasses, staring incredulously, and then putting them back on. It’s a family favorite here and has become code for “Are you seeing what I’m seeing?” I love the...

Mourning

To lament the perceived decline of the nation, is that only attachment? Will some new thing, some new way be discovered that will be greater? There was a time when we never did “science.” Someone discovered there were laws and principles behind natural phenomena, and the world began to change. It was the same...