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Used Things, Old Things, Worn-but-good-enough Things: A Defense

As we receive and give our things away, we perpetuate a legacy of generous exchange.

Instagram Accounts to Spark Your Joy in 2019

It was high time for a serious KonMari discard session, and over the course of a couple of days I gleefully tapped the “unfollow” button dozens of times.

Aquaman and Its Discontents

While the film isn’t without interesting ideas—the notion of an environmental reckoning, for one—these ideas dart, glimmering and mostly unconsidered, through the nets that Aquaman reserves for its preferred but drabber game: the return of the king.

What Up Haters?

People also hate it when I’m right and they’re wrong, which happens pretty frequently.

A Hysterical Essay about Packing

I know. It’s just a suitcase. OR IT’S JUST THE MAW OF THE CAVE OF WONDERS FROM ALADDIN WAITING TO EAT ME ALIVE.

My Daughter’s Net Worth

The overflow of her room, and our house in general, is a result of special people who have shown up in her life already in powerful ways.

Obi-Wan Reads Me Poetry

Obi-Wan Reads Me Poetry

by | Jan 8, 2019

Guinness played Obi-Wan in the original Star Wars trilogy, and I stumbled giddily upon his recording of Eliot’s poems while studying them for a class at Calvin last year.

2018: We Made It

2018: We Made It

It gets late and pretty soon my brother is dancing on the kitchen stools to the songs he was making fun of earlier. We make mozzarella sticks and pigs in a blanket.

Settled Expectations

Settled Expectations

We ruined Settlers of Catan that night, which isn’t all that different from how I’ve ruined everything else these past few years.

Eat Salad: Some Unsolicited Tips on Staying Sane

Eat Salad: Some Unsolicited Tips on Staying Sane

If I were to compile a highlight reel of Caitlin Gent’s 2018, one of my Top Ten Most Important But Definitely Not Fun Moments would have to be…