Author Archives: OpenFaced

About OpenFaced

Hey, I'm Ree. Thanks for stopping by.

Evangeline out & back again

Sometimes when you stop looking for love it finds you.  The same goes for evangelism.  I kind of threw in the towel.  Then later in just being real and presenting an opportunity for sharing and dialogue I saw God working. … Continue reading

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first a tanka, then a haiku

Commute morning cloak of fog lends a needle-sharp focus demanding we gaze: pale young grapevine leaves reach up crying-newborn’s hands outstretched   Schoolyard Squirrel to dry fur this is good post-dumpster-dive self-care: paws at nape and pull    

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Towels

She isn’t usually a competitive shopper. She doesn’t do Black Friday or Groupons or buy in bulk.  But when a wedding shower invite comes she wants to be the first to buy from the registry. She feels a sentimental attachment … Continue reading

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Provisions

I don’t believe it’s coincidence.  My very social child is grieving the first deep loss of her seven-year life. No one has died but her classmate friend and neighbor since age four is moving away. Meanwhile, a first grade girl … Continue reading

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What the tomatillo is going on?

I think she was 5 or 6 when she asked me what a chicken nugget was. It must have been 5 because by age 6 she would have seen kids eating them in the school lunch room. I’m still pretty … Continue reading

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A truthsome inconvenience

How is it that my hair washing schedule is forever dodging synchronization with my social calendar?

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Fissures & Wings

“Open me up and you will see / I’m a gallery of broken hearts / I’m beyond repair, let me be / And give me back my broken parts.” –Ingrid Michaelson, “Be OK” “Sam is a swirl of every age … Continue reading

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