I’ve gone by many names, carried many labels and held many vocations over the years. I’ve answered to Vanessa, Nessa, Runt, mommy, hon, sis and “hey you”. I’ve been liberal, atheist and pro-abortion and later conservative, Christian and pro-life. I’ve been a waitress, a student, an engineer, a writer and even a bun-lady at Culvers (note: not the official title they give that position — I don’t think). I’ve been a wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend and neighbor.
In and around and under all of these, I’ve dealt with perceptions and assumptions about who I am and what I believe — some spot on and some so far from truth it’s baffling. We make assumptions every day about . . . Read All