Monthly Archives: March 2018
No algorithm is going to teach mandated reporters that white families are just as dangerous as other families.
Turning out in droves despite rain and wind and snow, we marched and chanted and beat on bucket-drums and blew on whistles and papered the campus with fliers. We disrupted classes. We shut down buildings.
If you ever hear me screaming “What if there’s more? What if there’s more?” I’m just singing along.
Coming off a slow, ugly but eventually conclusive first-round victory over Montana, the Wolverines are riding a wave of 10-straight wins. May the streak run longer than their inseams.
November 19, 2014
I blew strawberry gelatin mix out of my nose today.
I don’t want to talk about it.
Locusts. They were good enough for John the Baptist; they are good enough for your toddler.
I didn’t swerve around the pothole because I didn’t see it. In many ways, I’ve forgotten how to look outside myself and outside my culture.
I think when we look down on children it’s because we have momentarily, or perhaps chronically, forgotten that little kid inside earnestly whispering, “Don’t forget me. I’m still here.”
The main reason for the break up was something she called “bad timing.”
You learn to love the foods that have nothing. Coffee. Mustard. Certain brands of hot sauce.
“It doesn’t matter what you do,” I will tell my children, “as long as you like yourself better than you like most other people.”
With a new pastor in the pulpit after a long stretch of interim pastors, I’ve been hopeful. But in the past few months, we’ve hit a new series of lows.
Jesse will be your second Tinder date, and your last.
be with every late night job-searcher, every too-old-for-internships-er, all of us just looking for a step in the door. Be with the waiters who aren’t scientists yet, the sales clerks who aren’t published yet.
All this to say: the place you live is not merely the setting to the story of your life.
What if we heard all accents this way—not as a sign that English is not one’s first language, but as a sign that another language is?