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So Happy Birthday, Kendahl, and cheers to twenty-nine. This year is going to be the best one yet.

Sacred Spaces: Some Distinctly Un-data-driven Conclusions

Seeing chipped stained glass and other signs of disrepair was dismaying, but it also renewed my appreciation of how church architecture brings grandeur into public space.


Then MOses set OUT with JOSHua his AIDE. And MOses went UP the MOUNtain of GOD.

What I Think About When I Camp Alone

That’s one thing that sucks about winter camping. There’s nothing to do after it gets dark, except drink beer and stare at the fire.

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. 

On Fall in Europe

My American Saturdays began with a coffee and a crescendo of college football media. Blogs, Twitter, and ESPN College Gameday made for a surround-sound cacophony of predictions, punditry, and hot takes.

Just a House

Just a House

by | Aug 25, 2018

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.

One Piece at a Time Vol. II: How to Lose a Dishwasher in 10 Weeks

One Piece at a Time Vol. II: How to Lose a Dishwasher in 10 Weeks

Like a tube of toothpaste gettin’ squeezed out,
The rest of that dishwasher slowly eased out

Blueberry Season

Blueberry Season

We receive a hearty “Welcome, hullo! Glad you’re here!” from the blueberry man, who is sitting in a plastic patio chair next to an old truck filled with boxes and buckets.

What Love Looks Like

What Love Looks Like

I’m not always good at saying what I mean to say, so here: Mom likes to tell me how you could soothe my crying as a baby by carrying me around the house, pointing out people in picture frames, and telling me stories about them.