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Stephanie Spencer
trying to change the world for the better, right after I get some caffeine
trying to change the world for the better, right after I get some caffeine
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things we forget to remember
I went to my 30th high school reunion this past weekend, and I not only loved every minute of it but I've looked forward to it for years. Somehow I had a childhood that left me unscathed and even happy, and I still enjoy being around the people I grew up wi...

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mom of bad mom, revised
I wrote most of this for my mom's birthday a few years ago. Today I revisited & revised it thinking I might share at her retirement party, but we were laughing too much about this woman's shenanigans as lunch lady for 31 years for me to step in and squelch ...

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in the presence of royalty
I have no idea how I got Prince's 1999 cassette, but I do know that it immediately became my favorite album. Favorite very secret album, playing directly only into my ears through the headphones of my knock-off Walkman whenever I strolled to the beach, mowe...

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upon finding myself unplugged for an hour
Written on scratch paper at Powell's in Portland, Oregon this morning while my phone was being repaired  ______________________________________ I watched a woman in an SUV waiting at the light on 11th Avenue. I thought she was zoning out like we all do at...

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a few truths and a lie
I am not a resolution-maker. If I ever feel like changing something, I do it regardless of whether it's January 1st or the first day of school or my birthday or a Sunday night. I understand the desire to make a big production of starting New Habits and I di...

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a very sally reflection
Having lived almost a half century now (THAT'S FUN TO SAY), I'm a little surprised at how many things I'm just coming to terms with. Letting prepositions land at the end of sentences is one thing, but here is another. Dropping my husband off at the airport ...

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mental health, deconstructed
Today I decided I wanted to start yoga again. This is what that decision-making looked like in stages. I awoke with 1st husband at 5:30 a.m. He told me to not let him back into bed because he had a lot of meetings today; I considered getting up with him to ...

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