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Monthly Archives: June 2020

A Theology of Quitting

Even within the church, it’s easy to feel shame for not “persevering.”

I’m a Minority with White Privilege

I feel stuck because I don’t feel like I have a valid voice to address either side of my racial and cultural heritage.

The Top 10 Strategies for Weathering COVID-19

I don’t often think about my breath.

Liverpool, Champions of England

I didn’t expect to experience the amount of joy I felt.

Ten Incredibly Specific, Fake Phobias that I 100% Have

7. Egochristicolaphobia — The Fear of Being Associated with the Word “Christian”

Ten Astonishing Books by Black Writers

This is not an anti-racist reading list, per se.

Sleep Study

Sleep Study

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It’s a well-known, frequently observed phenomenon that Taylor sleeps more than I do.

My Ten Favorite Picture Books

My Ten Favorite Picture Books

Since I started working with kids, I’ve also re-discovered a love of picture books.

Ten Anime I Enjoy

Ten Anime I Enjoy

Admit it. You wanted this.

Owned: Top Ten #CreepiestObjects in Museums

Owned: Top Ten #CreepiestObjects in Museums

And when we’ve seen, let’s allow the waters to rush in.

What Literature Has Taught Me

What Literature Has Taught Me

Anyone who tells me that The Hunger Games series is just another YA sci-fi romp will quickly find themselves on the receiving end of a literary argument so blistering they’ll think they were just stung by a swarm of tracker jackers.

Juneteenth

Juneteenth

You’ll likely lose any love you ever had for this beast of a man, and with it will go any unconditional respect you have for the establishment of America as a country.

Tweety Birds

Tweety Birds

What about this particular tweet and this particular act of terror—over all the other tweets and all the other acts of terror, domestic and international, that routinely dominate our feeds—prompted 2.4 million Twitter users to tap a heart-shaped icon?

Top Ten Things to Do on Roommate Night

Top Ten Things to Do on Roommate Night

Roommate night has sustained us through breakups, engagements, angst, hopes, and now even a pandemic.

At Least One Reason I Detest “Top X” Lists

At Least One Reason I Detest “Top X” Lists

How can you know if you’ve discovered the best?

Pondering Punctuation, from Least to Most Delightful

Pondering Punctuation, from Least to Most Delightful

I’ve arranged this top ten in a completely subjective, completely nerdy manner: how excited am I to write with it?

My Top Ten: Non-news-related Podcasts

My Top Ten: Non-news-related Podcasts

In the midst of all the learning and educating, listening and serving we are hopefully doing as a global community, I hope these podcasts bring your minds and hearts some rest and levity.

Ten Things That Scare Me

Ten Things That Scare Me

A bar of soap slips from its shelf and clatters to the shower floor with the power of a thousand stampeding wildebeest.

Top Ten Lists with David Letterman

Top Ten Lists with David Letterman

Perhaps the lack of quality comes with the territory of making five hours of television every week.

Big Ideas

Big Ideas

In late May of 2019, it was announced on Reddit that somehow an individual had stolen eighteen MiniDiscs that belonged to the English rock band Radiohead.

Top Ten Map Projections

Top Ten Map Projections

It’s beautiful, isn’t it?

My Top Ten Favorite Words

My Top Ten Favorite Words

10. incendiary
You don’t often expect to find onomatopoeia in long, Latinate words.

Top Ten: Reading/Watching/Listening to This Changed the Way I Think about Race in America

Top Ten: Reading/Watching/Listening to This Changed the Way I Think about Race in America

I was shocked that I had never heard of this before and watched this documentary as soon as I got home.

Top Ten

Top Ten

Who knew when we’d see each other again, with the pandemic rolling in and the economy flipping belly-up, with graduation and wedding and career plans scattering in the air like confetti.

Ten Masks I’ve Worn

Ten Masks I’ve Worn

“I guess I’m starting to believe that I may have something to say too.”

Paying Attention to the Rain

Paying Attention to the Rain

When it hasn’t rained since January, even the most absent citizen begins to notice.

Ten Traits I’m Looking for in a Husband

Ten Traits I’m Looking for in a Husband

I didn’t expect to be single at twenty-five, but here we are.

Ten Facades

Ten Facades

There are no miscalculations or extraneous details—things are only borrowed or loaned between neighbors.

The Ten Cheesiest Lines from My Teenage Morality Poetry

The Ten Cheesiest Lines from My Teenage Morality Poetry

I managed to stretch this weak joke (reach for the stars but, like, “the actual stars”) for far too many lines—all rhyming, of course.

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