Today, Wyoming has become one of the only states to pass a bill removing racially restrictive covenants from historic properties. This is a tiny thing, and some argue that it doesn’t really matter, but also a really big deal. No step we take can make up for the centuries of racism in our country, but … Continue reading One Small Step
Learn about the historic practice of Redlining in our latest podcast! I explain to Jencee what I've learned about redlining and how it affects our towns and cities even today. Currently I am trying to attack historic racially restrictive covenants found even in cities like Cheyenne, WY. The bad news is, is that it is … Continue reading Podcast Episode #10 The Line of Red
It’s not rocket science. It doesn’t take much once you want to begin to understand. I’m writing this as a white mama who decided to sit down and start listening. I’m just at the start, and I know I have a lot to learn, but so far it’s been fairly easy to begin to comprehend. … Continue reading What Wouldn’t I Burn Down?
As I enjoy a restful and celebratory day after 33 days of radiation spread across seven weeks, I think about how incredibly blessed I am. When I walked out of the Cancer Center this morning, a group of my close friends and co-workers were waiting outside. They surprised me and blew me away with their … Continue reading The Cancer Spouse–Guest blog
By Jacque Stonum I leave my house between 7:10 and 7:15. Sarah and I timed it a few weeks ago. The walk from our house to the Cancer Center takes about 12 minutes. We can do it in 10 if we rush it. So far, Sarah has been with me each day. We talk about … Continue reading Journey With Me For A Day Of Radiation–Guest Post!
Today we ran 2.23 miles in honor of Ahmaud Arbery, a young black man of 25, gunned down near his own neighborhood simply because he was black. We are supposed to say we ran in solidarity with him, but I am grieved to admit that I should have been running in solidarity with him so … Continue reading #IRunWithMaud
Hey there! You haven’t read my written word in a long time and there is one explanation. The ‘Rona. It’s changed my life. I had retired from being a full-time stay at home mom in September, only to be forced out of retirement just a few months later. Sigh. I guess the universe decides different … Continue reading Upping Our Game in All the Things
Wow, wow, wow! I had the honor of interviewing Honor Genetski today! She is a game changer for all moms out there struggling to find their own in the journey of motherhood. So many of us feel unsupported, lost, beat down, and also knowing it could be better. The difference between surviving motherhood and … Continue reading Podcast #9: The Journey of Awakening: With Honor Genetski
Join me in another riff podcast with my brother, Tim Scholten from NY as we talk about the LGBTQ and evangelical Christian church, growing up and the process of deconstructing that theology. How does a non-affirming theology affect gay Christians? Can non-affirming churches ever feel welcoming and safe for Gay Christians who are openly gay? … Continue reading Podcast #8: Finding My Religion
I got to riff with my brother, Tim Scholten from Ossining, NY! We talk about his coming out story in our conservative family and town, as well as a deeper dive into labels, some fun, some more serious and the connotations they carry. When he first came out, and even more so when I first … Continue reading Podcast Episode #7: Interview with Tim and Gay Class 101