Category Archives: Wisconsin
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.
Roommate night has sustained us through breakups, engagements, angst, hopes, and now even a pandemic.
I’d known when Josh and I started dating that I might have to leave. But staying was within our grasp, and it feels nice to know what your future is going to look like.
I didn’t like my room when I first moved in. It didn’t have Flynn, for one thing.
“I’m glad you’re here, Will,” said David, “because Sarah and I have an announcement to make.”
That’s a heavy con for Madison (Pros: Government job benefits, Roommate Night with my best friends, a church that has become home, cheese).
But for me—a Wisconsin sports fan all too familiar with gut-wrenching disappointment—it’s difficult to fully lean into the excitement without the nagging feeling that heartbreak is on the horizon.
I’m just trying to say that given what little is truly required of uncles, it follows that the bond between parent and child, when pursued in good faith, has no parallel.
In other words, despite my litany of previous posts to the contrary, Advent may yet find me sneaking into back-row pews and singing “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.”