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A Few Reflections on Wind Through Trees

In The Color Purple by Alice Walker, Shug tells Celie, “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”

A Letter to My Younger Sister

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.

Reflections on the Required Reading for a Calvin Religion Degree

It’s safe to say that the reading for religion majors lacks the representation of the diversity of the religious world.

Unpacking the Attic: Home in Eight Vignettes

Technically my third home, but my memories begin here.

Roads: Untaken, Taken

But I will often retrace the roads and words I’ve taken and exhale, exultant.

Onward and Upward

The laughter flowed freely, as if the devastation of the last few days had dammed it up until it burst from us all at once.

To the Future Residents of Apartment 508

To the Future Residents of Apartment 508

by | Jul 14, 2020 | 2 comments

Looking around the space, a constellation of memories appear.

Seven Years

Seven Years

Seven years later, I am now in Grand Rapids again, which is a kind of beautiful, full-circle moment.



The house is, by nature, transient.

Seasonal Attention

Seasonal Attention

Under the Madison Street bridge, the tree that grows sideways suddenly popped flowers that smelled like corn tortillas.

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