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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Call for Audition Submissions

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Newuncertainnormaltimes

I hope that washing our hands becomes like an hourly act of service or prayer.

A Third Way

I see a man exhausted by the emotional toll his commitment to winning at all costs has had on his life. 

Memorial Day

Meaning, it turns out, doesn’t always accompany mortality.

Curiosity and Moral Courage, or, a Commencement Address for Uncertain Times

Moral courage and curiosity means listening to yourself: where did this idea come from? Why am I moved to defend it?

Obligado pt. 2

But there was Spanish to learn.

My Father’s Presence

My Father’s Presence

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I think for me words and voice have always been a form of presence.

Truer Than a Georgia Week

Truer Than a Georgia Week

The article is from the Washington Post. Tom Hanks played the Washington Post in a movie, which means it’s credible. 

My Spring in Five Courses

My Spring in Five Courses

I have named our pop-up restaurant Le Cabine. This restaurant has everything: grammatical inaccuracy, two cats hanging around at all times, and the world’s first ever Michelin Moon.

Poetry of Emoji

Poetry of Emoji

Now that so much of my social interaction is happening on emoji’s home turf, I’ve started to branch out in the way I use them.

Smash That Like Button

Smash That Like Button

It’s one thing, after all, to recognize that people can be dupes. It’s quite another to believe that they must be.

Change of Plans

Change of Plans

I’d known when Josh and I started dating that I might have to leave. But staying was within our grasp, and it feels nice to know what your future is going to look like. 

Epitaph, Epithet

Epitaph, Epithet

Our choices will define us. Others will too. And the mark we leave will not meet any of our expectations. 

With Love from a Cat Aunt

With Love from a Cat Aunt

When you work with children’s books, cats are inescapable.

One Dog, Two Dog, Red Dog, Blue Dog

One Dog, Two Dog, Red Dog, Blue Dog

You get them their own nuggets one time and they start to expect things.

Bon Appetit

Bon Appetit

It’s just that in the year of our virus 2020, I simply cannot stop watching the Bon Appetit YouTube channel.

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

The way of Jesus is without a doubt slow and unhurried, an easy yoke.

Jery Get iPad and Other Twitter Truths

Jery Get iPad and Other Twitter Truths

The world of Twitter may not seek to inspire us or create situational comedy anymore, but it’s still a place occupied by people—less definable, but no less real.

Lambing Season

Lambing Season

Like wearing florals, writing about new life for spring is groundbreaking.

John Donne on Donald Trump

John Donne on Donald Trump

I pray, I type, I read, I write more ands.

On Being a Good Tenant

On Being a Good Tenant

I care a lot about things like that. I want people to remember good things about me.

A Cross Section of My Twitter Likes

A Cross Section of My Twitter Likes

Oftentimes when I go looking for spiritual poetry outside of Mary Oliver, I can’t find anything beyond super sanitized Christian verses.

Excerpts from My Quarantine Cooking Diaries

Excerpts from My Quarantine Cooking Diaries

Today, I cooked to affirm my belonging.

Mississippi Dog

Mississippi Dog

At that moment, Cline walked up and said, in his miraculously gentle drawl, “You can take her home if you want to.”

Consistency

Consistency

I’m angry that saying “Don’t tell me what to do” is more American than saying “Tell me how to help.”

The World in Pieces, We Are Planting Trees

The World in Pieces, We Are Planting Trees

I feel caught up in a collective urge to tend things.

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