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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Call for Audition Submissions

Are you interested in joining the post calvin community? We have several openings for new writers beginning this August, and we’d love for you to audition! 

It’s All Greek to Me

Cyprus-Rhodes or Calvin College, it seems like the same to me.

I Feel X Because Why

Even on a bad day, we can practice building something beautiful.

A Sermon, A Love Letter, and PDA

Whitney and I were just trying to walk to the farmer’s market and would never think of falling all over each other like that—not in public.

Recalculating Route

“You guys definitely are through the worst of it. So you should be alright. You’ve got four wheel drive right?”

Why We Lose It When “Mr. Brightside” Plays

Coming out of my cage and I’ve been doing just fine.

Take Me To Church

Take Me To Church

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By the time Church came out with his second album, I was already calling him my favorite artist.

Behold, I am an American

Behold, I am an American

Perhaps it was outside of Ottawa, where yet another AirBNB featured a drip coffee maker but no filters or beans.

l’Optimisme

l’Optimisme

I like to imagine that even people who did not know me at my graduation looked at me and thought I was exceptional.

What Two Hippos Taught Me about Love and Friendship

What Two Hippos Taught Me about Love and Friendship

Loving another person is simultaneously the simplest and the most complicated thing that we do.

Game of Thrones Season Eight: the Worst, the Best, the Memes

Game of Thrones Season Eight: the Worst, the Best, the Memes

If you need me, I’ll be listening to the Game of Thrones soundtrack on repeat for the next few months.

Exposure: Experiments in a Confessional Instagram

Exposure: Experiments in a Confessional Instagram

Confession dwells. It sets up camp in the desert of failure and resigns itself to wandering forty minutes or forty years.

The Traveler’s Lexicon

The Traveler’s Lexicon

Let me be clear: you do not have to do anything.

In a Land Far Away

In a Land Far Away

So consider this a love letter from your faraway child.

Beelzepup: One Year Later

Beelzepup: One Year Later

So here I now find myself, a year later, not with a record of instances—some long calendar of thresholds met and surpassed by Jes and me and Toph—but with the accretion of slow change.

Things I Think About a Lot Even Though They’re Not Important

Things I Think About a Lot Even Though They’re Not Important

There’s a brand of bathroom scales called “Thinner.” This is a bad name for a bathroom scale.

Rediscovering Paul

Rediscovering Paul

Paul’s vision of goodness is, shockingly, based on subjective morality, another thing I have been told is unbiblical.

The Unlikely Sports Fan

The Unlikely Sports Fan

As the game went into double-overtime (that’s a thing?), I was stress-eating a Pop-Tart when I finally realized I was being ridiculous.

Gourmet Makes

Gourmet Makes

Claire makes Lucky Charms and it turns out cereal is extremely hard to make at home, which is maybe why General Mills can charge us $4 for a twelve-ounce box of air and sugar.

Growing Up On Weird Movies

Growing Up On Weird Movies

Ask my parents about this show and to this day they’ll say, “That show could have been on prime time!”

The Margins

The Margins

What does it mean though for a place to be ugly?

A Grief Other Than My Own

A Grief Other Than My Own

We cannot forget Rachel Held Evans, woman of valor, revolutionizer of faith, wife and mother, friend and mentor, writer and speaker and world-changer.

Twittering Better and Bettering Twitter

Twittering Better and Bettering Twitter

I was further convinced of the potential goodness of Twitter on Sunday, when my Twitter feed was filled to the brim with two conversations.

Tuesday Night in Omiš

Tuesday Night in Omiš

We venture downtown eventually
to eat hake caught fresh that afternoon
and a pastry the waiter recommends.

Trip Report: Wedgemont Lake

Trip Report: Wedgemont Lake

Our ultimate goal, Wedge Mountain, has an elevation of 9,488 feet and is the high point of Garibaldi Provincial Park.

A Girls’ Trip is Not a Luxury

A Girls’ Trip is Not a Luxury

I gain a quiet confidence because I know our advances and our pains belong to each other.

Pain

Pain

My earliest intelligible communication was holding my stomach and saying “ow.”

Jeopardy, Alone, Unreal

Jeopardy, Alone, Unreal

The camera hides nerves, and each friendly contestant really knows their podium space is fought for and fleeting.

If Talk Is Cheap, Are Opinions Mostly Worthless?

If Talk Is Cheap, Are Opinions Mostly Worthless?

How many “insightful” comments about politics or social issues have I made that are really just regurgitations of something I forgot I read somewhere else?

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