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Monthly Archives: May 2019

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

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

In a Land Far Away

So consider this a love letter from your faraway child.

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

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

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

by | May 13, 2019

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?