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Monthly Archives: December 2019

The Snowy Knight of Christmas Holly

Best line: “A guest house, on a teacher’s salary?”

Three Carols for Teachers

Silent night, hole punch night,
Teachers quake at the sight

The Two Counselors Who Saved Me

So the first counselor who saved me was the one I love most, the one who sometimes knows me better than I know myself.

The Breaking of the Fellowship

That’s, I think, the hardest part of this story—it’s nobody’s fault. 

Into the Next Octave

It’s like—gasp—a song can be both well thought out and an Oscar-baiting money-grab.

Why You Cheer for Every NHL Team

You know what a town car is. You’ve never watched a game on a screen smaller than 52″. You owe a debt to Henrik Lundqvist. You remember the 1994 Stanley Cup, even if you weren’t alive.

To All the Twenties I’ve Been Before 

To All the Twenties I’ve Been Before 

by | Dec 7, 2019 | 2 comments

Dear twenty-seven-year-old Caroline,
Quit your job.

Mind Your Shotgun

Mind Your Shotgun

Today I smell dead quail and gunpowder. Today I taste sweat. Good things, and my attention comes on its own.

The Trials and Tribulations of the Holds Shelf

The Trials and Tribulations of the Holds Shelf

11. Check your library account again and realize that your book is in transit, which means it is one step away from being in your grubby hands.

For Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, & Mary

For Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, & Mary

I cannot scramble past the darkness this year, so I am looking for signs of God’s presence in the darkness.

Buy the Damn Christmas Tree

Buy the Damn Christmas Tree

Among all of the challenges that I imagined were standing between me and a tree, allow me to share some of my favorites.

How’s That Working Out for You

How’s That Working Out for You

But the first time I stepped on the treadmill, I realized I don’t know how to run when I’m not moving myself forward.

The Four Most Important Things I Know

The Four Most Important Things I Know

What I mean is that we must be skeptical of solutions that simply throw money at complex issues.

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