Tina L Porter

#UULent: Surrender

Faith No Comment

I was getting ready to write about Surrender in the context of giving in to my chronic illness and the neediness of my cats, who surrounded me on the couch today, insisting that I lay low one more day after 10 days of travel. But then, I looked up and saw the snow coming down […]

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Tina L Porter

UULent and quiet

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It is very late here, right now. Others are observing lent by giving things up (like chocolate or alcohol) or adding things in (like exercise and sleep), but I am–as a non-Christian, non-observant type of person–going to try to follow the #UULent practice, as outlined, here: And now, I realize, I have started it out […]

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Tina L Porter

Listen Up!

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Join me at a Poetry Reading and Open Mic event hosted by Community Supported Art Valparaiso: March 11 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Red Cup Cafe in Chesterton, Indiana I would love to have your support and also to hear you read. Join me, it’ll be fun! Here’s a link to more information.

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Tina L Porter

Here in the Middle Book Event

Family, Parenting No Comment

Oh, I’m super excited. Next Saturday, I’ll be joining some of the other authors in the Chicago-land area for an author meet-and-greet/book signing for Here In The Middle. If you are in the area, join us (details, below). If you can’t make it, here’s a slide show to share some of the people in the […]

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Tina L Porter

B. Safe

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B. Safe “B. Safe” she wrote on my wall as I ready myself to join a wall of resistance B. Safe. B. Safe. B. Safe. It rings in my ears almost like it always has B. Safe. Don’t ride the bus that late Don’t walk alone at night Don’t leave your drink Don’t wear that […]

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Tina L Porter

A Toast for 2017

Grace 2 Comments

A Toast for 2017 Use love this year. Be fearless in love as we usually are to our beloved, but be fearless also in loving the foreigner, the frightened, the false, and most especially to those who believe that they are foes. Fearless love is no silent witness, but an active leader in reshaping a […]

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Tina L Porter

Revolution

Grace, Gratitude, Justice, Poetry No Comment

I carry the revolution wherever I go she’s with me urging me on to choose the good over the simple to choose the many over the one She urges me on in song and prayer and in the big yellow moon in a sky of slate and in the wind of resistance she begs me […]

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Tina L Porter

In the Middle

Family, Grace, Love, Parenting 2 Comments

Today is the day! Release day for an anthology of essays written by some really thoughtful writers and compiled by excellent editors. Here in the Middle is a collection of stories about what has sometimes been called the “Sandwich generation.” But it isn’t really about a generation, it’s about a time in life when mothers and fathers […]

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Tina L Porter

Ain’t Gonna F*ck Around No More

Gender, Grace, Race, Sexual Assault No Comment

Fair Warning on language and on the habit of chaning song lyrics. And just about everything else–if you aren’t offended by parts of or the entirety of this post, I’ll feel I have missed the mark. You have been warned. This morning, the tune of a song was rattling around in my head. But the words […]

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Tina L Porter

A Prayer for The Work

Grace, Joy, Justice, Love No Comment

Let me not become my disappointment Let me use my disappointment to continue the work for justice let it sit within me and urge me on But help me fight becoming a walking billboard for despair Let me not become my anger Let me feel my anger fully and use it to combat injustice and […]

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