Remembering how to write: take 1

Gin and grapefruit juice, with extra lime, on the front porch at sunset after too many Zoom calls and too many problems with no answers. “It’s not the safest choice,” he says after we have all but decided to send the kids back to school in person. “We have to acknowledge that.” I almost alwaysContinue reading “Remembering how to write: take 1”

A completely random collection of inconsequential thoughts on a Friday afternoon

This post is brought to you in conjunction with Harper, who is sitting next to me, reading a book about birds and other animals. She would like us to know that the Amazon rain forest is almost twice the size of India. This morning, I spoke at a breakfast meeting of the Children’s Ministry NetworkContinue reading “A completely random collection of inconsequential thoughts on a Friday afternoon”

Any May a Beautiful Change: 2013

Last May, a year ago, my good friend Katherine hosted a blog carnival and invited her readers to write about a “beautiful change.” I wrote about the first week I spent at the Collegeville Institue, which was the week I met Katherine (in the oddest cab ride ever), and the week when Hopes and FearsContinue reading “Any May a Beautiful Change: 2013”

Things that made me happy today

Sunshine. Sweet, sweet sunshine. I walked outside for a block on my way to lunch downtown, and felt better than I have for weeks. The realization that Rob and I will get to see all four of our parents in the next two weeks, for a variety of reasons. We have very good parents. HostingContinue reading “Things that made me happy today”