Category Archives: Living

On Reverence

I was grumpy this morning, like most. But while I pouted and hurried and tried to do all the things, Andrew stood in the middle of the kitchen floor, giggling about his jeans shrinking, pointed to his backside and declared

On Reverence

I was grumpy this morning, like most. But while I pouted and hurried and tried to do all the things, Andrew stood in the middle of the kitchen floor, giggling about his jeans shrinking, pointed to his backside and declared

“The Practice of Wearing Skin”

Over the holidays I read Barbara Brown Taylor’s book An Alter in the World. Tumbling down another road into another year, her words reverberate, reminding me to stay present and to overflow with gratitude. This excerpt comes from the chapter

“The Practice of Wearing Skin”

Over the holidays I read Barbara Brown Taylor’s book An Alter in the World. Tumbling down another road into another year, her words reverberate, reminding me to stay present and to overflow with gratitude. This excerpt comes from the chapter

Travel Notes

It’s been a rich, long and densely packed October trapezing around the South. People keep saying to me, “I know you’re busy, but…” and it makes me wonder if I’m giving off the wrong vibe–the one that says I don’t

Travel Notes

It’s been a rich, long and densely packed October trapezing around the South. People keep saying to me, “I know you’re busy, but…” and it makes me wonder if I’m giving off the wrong vibe–the one that says I don’t

UPDATE 8.8.13

Well, we married off these precious ones last Saturday. I am reveling in the relief, grateful that it all came off, everyone lived, and the happy couple left wearing white hats. In other news, we woke up at 5:30 this

UPDATE 8.8.13

Well, we married off these precious ones last Saturday. I am reveling in the relief, grateful that it all came off, everyone lived, and the happy couple left wearing white hats. In other news, we woke up at 5:30 this

A Journal Entry of Jealous Chagrin

Under misty puffs of smoke and kaleidoscope lights, I flipped through my most recent journal entry. My mind skipped from the message on stage and I fell into my own scribbly pages… 6.14 I have this notebook but I never

A Journal Entry of Jealous Chagrin

Under misty puffs of smoke and kaleidoscope lights, I flipped through my most recent journal entry. My mind skipped from the message on stage and I fell into my own scribbly pages… 6.14 I have this notebook but I never

Letter for a Sick Friend

My sweet dear friend, I think about you every day. You haven’t heard much from me, but I’ve been working on your gift basket nearly two weeks. I haven’t called on purpose because I understand there’s a no-crying rule and

Letter for a Sick Friend

My sweet dear friend, I think about you every day. You haven’t heard much from me, but I’ve been working on your gift basket nearly two weeks. I haven’t called on purpose because I understand there’s a no-crying rule and

UPDATE 6.3.13

Well, I only missed my deadline by one month and two days. Even so, I’ve felt the tugs of my blog reeling me back. How about a quick recap of the last few months to quell your curiosity? Since my

UPDATE 6.3.13

Well, I only missed my deadline by one month and two days. Even so, I’ve felt the tugs of my blog reeling me back. How about a quick recap of the last few months to quell your curiosity? Since my

A Brief Catalog of Our AWOL Hearts

I think we get easily caught up in our perspectives of what ought to or should change in the world. When we consider how time and trends and consumerism have impacted culture, we each propose our own opinions about the

A Brief Catalog of Our AWOL Hearts

I think we get easily caught up in our perspectives of what ought to or should change in the world. When we consider how time and trends and consumerism have impacted culture, we each propose our own opinions about the

The One About Having Children…

The other morning I was holding my cat like a baby while I cooked eggs. He is the softest, warmest bundle of love. I call him many names, usually Ernest, because that is his name. But I also call him

The One About Having Children…

The other morning I was holding my cat like a baby while I cooked eggs. He is the softest, warmest bundle of love. I call him many names, usually Ernest, because that is his name. But I also call him

Sandy Hook #Silence

I could say a lot of things about the Newtown massacre. Instead, I encourage you read this excerpt from the article The Media and the Massacre. “This is the ironclad logic of continuous broadcasting: Broadcasting must be continuous. Someone must

Sandy Hook #Silence

I could say a lot of things about the Newtown massacre. Instead, I encourage you read this excerpt from the article The Media and the Massacre. “This is the ironclad logic of continuous broadcasting: Broadcasting must be continuous. Someone must

Florida-Georgia Football Photo Essay

Every year around Halloween, Jacksonville preps its parking lots to receive thousands flocking from the far corners of Florida and Georgia for the great American game of Football. Rivalry lurks under every tailgate tent and team spirit stings the inside

Florida-Georgia Football Photo Essay

Every year around Halloween, Jacksonville preps its parking lots to receive thousands flocking from the far corners of Florida and Georgia for the great American game of Football. Rivalry lurks under every tailgate tent and team spirit stings the inside

Trying to Stay Present

I have this terrible habit of catapulting myself into the unforeseen future. And when I say “unforeseen,” I mean quite literally, the future does not exist. Yet I insist on visiting it like a zoo; walking up and down its

Trying to Stay Present

I have this terrible habit of catapulting myself into the unforeseen future. And when I say “unforeseen,” I mean quite literally, the future does not exist. Yet I insist on visiting it like a zoo; walking up and down its

The Fresh Hardship of Adulthood

Expenses: Rent. Insurance. Tuna fish. Wireless internet. A new dishwasher. Cat food. Tire rotation. Heat. Loofas… Chores: Start laundry. Unload dishwasher. Dust base boards. Scrub toilets. Mop bathroom. Wipe counter-tops…. The lists go on. You see, I graduated college in

The Fresh Hardship of Adulthood

Expenses: Rent. Insurance. Tuna fish. Wireless internet. A new dishwasher. Cat food. Tire rotation. Heat. Loofas… Chores: Start laundry. Unload dishwasher. Dust base boards. Scrub toilets. Mop bathroom. Wipe counter-tops…. The lists go on. You see, I graduated college in