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The Boons and Banes of Ignorance

Too many fluffernutters will make you queasy.

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.”

My Best Friend Lives in New York

But I will say that—for me—being confined to my home has sometimes felt liberating in a small and quiet way.

Little Women, Bieber, and Thou

As Smith, Buber, and Gerwig remind me, we cannot be fully actualized people to everyone we meet

Putting My Underwear on Backwards

Perhaps my first mistake was expecting that I would ever entirely grow out of it.

Open Seating

“I’m actually on a connecting flight, traveling to a corn hole tournament. It’s a pretty big deal,” the man in the seat behind me announced. 

Just a House

Just a House

by | Aug 25, 2018 | 0 comments

I was suddenly aware of everything: the squelch of the slider door’s rubber seal releasing as my brother came in from the yard. The creak and crash of the screen door to the garage behind my dad.

The Sex Talk I Never Had

The Sex Talk I Never Had

Could my parents have admitted they were too busy or uncomfortable to teach me? Yes.
Am I mad, bro? No.

The Ones

The Ones

I grew up knowing that I would not date a woman unless we were going to get married. No pressure, you’ll know when you know, but figure it out and don’t mess it up or your entire life will be ruined.

Light from Light

Light from Light

I didn’t know how to write about a rain jacket on Palm Sunday after forty-four people died in their churches.

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