Belonging

May 25, 2015 by

What’s left if and when we stubbornly hold onto a strictly individualistic notion of our identity, expression, and self? I think we risk ending up alone.

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Dear Class of 2018

May 24, 2015 by

During the first week of school, not a single one of you would laugh at my jokes. Now, some of you kind of do, probably just because you’re trying to be encouraging and nice.

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Dreaming of Church

May 23, 2015 by

When I moved to Boston, I had a dream about the church I would attend. I would get there by public transportation, because I like to believe that God is green.

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Resurrection Music

May 22, 2015 by

One way I feel Easter season’s lack of spiritual resources is in the lack of church music about the resurrection life to come, what we are “practicing” for.

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Netherland: A Review

May 21, 2015 by

Chuck is, for O’Neill, an incarnation of New York itself: brash, quick-talking, big-dreaming, and under the surface, deeply flawed. Even his self-proclaimed motto sounds gimmicky.

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The Great Tassel Shift

May 20, 2015 by

Immediately, I sprinted to the finish and found my athlete crumpled like a pop can, every iota of energy spent. I haven’t felt happy or proud like I did in that moment for years.

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An Ode to Adapters

May 19, 2015 by

Such a sentence reminds the world that everything is a living art, every idea can be made new again, every stone can have the moss pulled off and be rolled back down a hill.

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Mother’s Day

May 18, 2015 by

To be honest, I doubt that feeling will ever go away, because (I have to take a deep breath before I even type this): I’m going to be a mother for the whole rest of the my life.

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Dermacentor variabilis

May 17, 2015 by

Two more ticks joined the swimmer in the bowl. We flicked an intruder into an empty pasta sauce container and scrawled “Tick Jar” across the glass in Sharpie.

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Millie and Me, and David

May 16, 2015 by

What I lack in affection for Millie is doubly manifest in the 6’2” 230 pound frame of my younger brother, David. His love for her would be the stuff of a tear-jerking motion picture.

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