Monthly Archives: April 2019
I imagine becoming part of the story the
excitement and the honor is
overwhelming it fills me to the brim
Today, the contest is known widely for its glorious campiness.
But for me—a Wisconsin sports fan all too familiar with gut-wrenching disappointment—it’s difficult to fully lean into the excitement without the nagging feeling that heartbreak is on the horizon.
Racist behavior has ramped up around the continent in the form of chants, banana skins thrown on the pitch, and racist banners.
Why would I give up my dog?
A little over a week ago I stood in the yard, watching while Taylor planted arugula in the beds. I was not in a good mood.
“OHMYGOD I LOOK LIKE A CARTOON,” I bawled, spitting blood into the sink. “I DON’T WANT YOU TO SEE! I’M SO UGLY!”
Fire is a dirty thing. Petulant, wild, prone to fits.
I’m not asking rhetorically. How do you stare down the barrel of the next five years of your life, ten years of your life, rest of your life and not flinch?
Next Wednesday is just a Wednesday. No one has written any songs for Wednesday.
What would it mean for Game of Thrones if, after expressing such disillusionment with the myth of the rightful ruler, it conjured up exactly that ruler to conclude its story?
I’ve created some “””art””” using the Processing programming language.
On paper, on screen, will you see my words?
I can’t I try they know they laugh I’m withering with love them.
First of all, the whole thing felt like a trick.
Both artists choose the same virtue as their guide through their newly dark and silent worlds—Patience.
It’s amazing how you can immediately be so nervous about something that just moments before you had no idea existed.
I’m thankful for that strange sort of nostalgia that sits in my stomach when I read about my past lives.
In my time at Calvin, conversations following SAO events allowed more freedom of thought than any other discussions of sexuality or gender in non-classroom settings on campus.
I can make completely brilliant points, crack absolutely hilarious jokes, and ask ridiculously insightful questions and get absolutely no response from my students. What’s up with that?
That’s the thing about Frankie—he pours the glasses to the brim.
When Joanna and I bought groceries the next day from a store unironically named Winn-Dixie, the cashier chatted with us about our beer and asked, “So what are ya’ll doing later today?” in a way that made me feel rude for not including her.
To commemorate a time that holds both tragedy and rebirth, Ghana has declared 2019 the Year of Return.
I realized, sitting at my kitchen table that I needed to be a little more willing to lose my life, the life that I have been trying to beat into submission with a fancy planner and Lysol.
Pop culture is the clearest image of the zeitgeist. It’s impossible to claim faith is holistic and not address that fixture.
If you’re interested in cutting out meat, or at least eating less of it, here are five days of meat-free meals like the ones I eat—no fancy tools or Whole Foods necessary!