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What’s with this chick?

I am a 40-something year old married mom of two (J1 – son who is 15 years old, and J2, daughter who is 12 years old). I’m living in the lap of luxury at the Shore,  and working as an administrator at a college. My family is rounded out by two one lovely feline, Rusty and (Leila died in April; J2 was sad – she was only 5), and our newest family member, muttly terrier/lab mix Abby, the TERRORIST puppy.  Good thing she’s cute.

I don’t really know what this blog is about anymore, if anything. In the past, I have I blogged about a variety of things, from the religious to the secular and most often about the ridiculous.  You may find my thoughts disruptive or offensive. I can’t say I’m sorry, as that would be disingenuous. Lately it’s been about poems, and affirmations. And music videos.  We’ll see where it goes.

I’m an unapologetic liberal, feminist, progressive Christian of the Episcopalian tribe, recovering Roman Catholic, and bibliophile.  (And no, feminist does not mean man-hating – it means woman loving, and staunch supporter of HUMAN rights – last time I checked, men are human! I do, however, despise the patriarchy!)

I struggle mightily with the idea that my God doesn’t hate you just because I do and that whatever I can conceive it’s all about it is most definitely not it. These things irk me.

My life is most certainly not without sin or drama.  The inner workings of my mind would make for an interesting, if not completely chaotic book, strung together by lots of life intrigue. I’m working on forgiving myself for it and figuring out how to move past it, to keep on keeping on.

My guilt complex is monumental, and I struggle with mild bipolar disorder – which for the most part disrupts my sleep patterns and leaves me feeling vaguely dissatisfied and “itchy”.  I deal with it.

Welcome to a peek at what goes on inside my head or just indulge my narcissism, whichever suits your agenda!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Aleya Bamdad permalink
    March 3, 2010 8:59 pm


    My name is Aleya Bamdad, and I’m a longtime reader of the site. I love how you say it like it is and don’t hold back on anything. Recently, I’ve been listening to a new artist named Tristan Clopet, and thought he might be good for a review. I would love to see how you would critique his music.

    Tristan is an indie singer-songwriter who mixes rock with funk — if I had to describe it, I’d guess I’d say it’s like a mixture between the Chili Peppers and Jack Johnson.

    I’m big on sharing good music that I find, especially when it’s available for whatever you want to pay. If you’d like to check it out yourself, here’s the link to download:



  2. May 14, 2010 10:08 am

    Hi! I found your blog through Carl McColman’s links. We have a LOT in common, as Episcopalians and Feminists! I’m going to add your blog to my list of links for future reading! 🙂

    • episcopalifem permalink*
      May 14, 2010 4:06 pm

      Welcome Kristi! Carl is a mensch! Glad you found your way over here!

  3. July 24, 2010 1:46 am

    Love you Eileen! Just the way you are!

    • episcopalifem permalink*
      July 26, 2010 9:46 am

      Back at you Catherine!

  4. January 21, 2013 7:05 pm

    From one 40-something to another, thank you for your blog! Great to meet you!

    • episcopalifem permalink*
      July 9, 2013 3:43 pm

      Massive delay in response here – but welcome and nice to meet you as well Godandotherartists. 40 somethings, unite!

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