Maybe I want to live in Alaska and only barter with fish. You can’t mismanage fish. Maybe I want to sell my house and never have a home, except the world. Then I’d feel free. Maybe I need to pursue my family, extended and otherwise because they all all sinking in the water. The grief… Continue reading Seen
Good morning family and friends. I so appreciate each of you taking the time to gather here today and celebrate the life, love, and legacy of our beloved Nicholas. I know how much you all meant to him and how deeply he valued the friendship and love you shared with him. Before we get started,… Continue reading RIP Mr. Kook
standing on corners, timelines, online screaming closed fists and white knuckles yelling imaginary love of jesus sleep fitful over the sins of neighbors, the dust in their retinas, my own planks a lumberyard standing ready for pole vaulting I could tell of a time a younger I too scared of corners, not of… Continue reading abundantly
When I pick you up, you don’t smell like me. You don’t smell like my baby and my hair and my lotion and my love. You smell different. You smell like hospital. Like gowns and cold and gray and isolation. You smell unfamiliar. Distant. Independent. I don’t know this smell on you. You smell like… Continue reading Ocean Baby
Wake up and thank God that you’ve been given another day. Then, commit to making today meaningful.
I forgot. I remembered that it was Thursday. I remembered to buy some new party favor toys at Target. I remembered snacks last time I was at the grocery store. I remembered it was Spring Break week so it would probably be madness. I remembered lunch for my daughter, an emergency pacifier, and to put… Continue reading Just Like Us
On this week’s installment of Dismantling Christianese, Because it’s Worth it. Lukewarm. I have strong feelings about this word. I don’t like it. I don’t like it in the same way, oh I don’t know, I wouldn’t like a snake laying eggs in my spine and then all of them hatching at the… Continue reading lukewarm.