Monthly Archives: August 2020
I thought I was somehow exempt—because I grew up in other countries or have Jewish blood or have a sister who looks different than me.
Slowly but surely, I keep going, shielding my eyes from the sun with my hand. There is simply no other choice.
Growing up isn’t being impervious to pain; it’s learning to live with it.
Watching a bird makes me think about a life other than my own.
No one tells you that the challenge of finding friends and creating community extends beyond just high school, beyond just university.
Hello. You do not know me and I do not know you.
It’s safe to say that the reading for religion majors lacks the representation of the diversity of the religious world.
I would sometimes, alone, take out all of the pieces, marvel at the details of the board and plastic gizmos, and read through the rules like a sacred text.
I started watching Friends a little late in the game. And by late, I mean a quarter of a century after it debuted on television,
The body in the wet shroud of transparent ivory was Lizzie Siddal’s. She was a painter’s model.
My presence that summer must have been a shock to Nainai, but oddly enough she never questioned why a tall, thin, white, American guy was living in her home.
An 8×10 waterproof canvas tent with metal poles and the space for a wood stove, that tent has seen most of Oregon.
Set roughly sixty years before the Hunger Games trilogy, Ballad is, essentially, two origin stories in one.
If the title is in a sans-serif font with one word per line on the front cover, you know it must be good.
This is where greatness begins, should we choose it.
For thousands living abroad or in Spain, wondering and waiting, the years dragged on and on.
I started being an English teacher abroad, then I stopped. Then I started being a nuclear electrician’s mate, then I stopped. I started being a butch lesbian, then I stopped.
When I walk through the blue door, now it feels like a home—my home.
Recently, I have been asked more and more to pray outside of the rooms of patients who are very sick with the coronavirus.
I used to think “living deliberately” meant doing crazy things, making wild memories.
I have not felt my sharpest lately, which surely has a lot to do with *gestures broadly* all this.
The cats were all female for their presumed docility in the stressful endeavor of flying into space.
A Deer’s Cry therefore asks us to reconsider our assumptions about divine help and protection.
I don’t want to be the kind of camp counselor who is raising a new generation of middle schoolers who have 786 pins on their wedding board on Pinterest.
Six migrant children died in US government custody during an eight-month span of 2018 and 2019. No child had died in US custody for a decade.
Oftentimes, when I think about the amount of my life that I’ve spent playing video games, I cringe.
But what most makes John Lewis one of my founding fathers is his lifelong rootedness in love.
I used to finish races like that so sweaty and happy and exhilarated that I didn’t need any rum to feel like the queen of the world.
Something like the Holga makes it impossible to forget that photos are made of light-affected chemicals on a roll of paper.