Sitting in the Ashes of the Broken

Sometimes love doesn’t seem like enough. Sometimes there is so much broken that it seems impossible to meet the deluge with love. Sometimes things don’t magically fall into place.  The pain doesn’t go away. The goodbye still happens and the choices others make seem completely wrong. None of it feels good.  Or right.  Or the…

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On Holding It All Close

In the age of Instagram and Twitter and all things social, I feel like I’ve been falling behind lately. I’m a fairly social person, and I like to take pictures.  I have been labeled as a “paparazzi” by a certain sassy Latvian, who claims I would take a picture of her on the toilet if…

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Flooding Rains

Last night, my basement flooded. Again. I can’t express how hearing the muffled sounds of water running strikes fear in my heart. You see, I wage war with the water in my basement. When I moved in 8 years ago, the disclosure mentioned that the basement “sometimes gets some water.” The fact that the washer…

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Connections in a Digital Age

Lately, I have been ruminating on the idea of connection in a digital world. I live and love via technology in so many ways: teaching online, skyping overseas, messaging across hundreds and thousands of miles, even forming new relationships through a screen. Mediated life can be a fascinating thing. We reveal ourselves through technology in…

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On Sorrow and Hope

The skies are grey and blustery. The slush splashes up on my pantlegs as I walk. My steps betray the weariness of my heart. The day reflects the dreariness of how the world feels to me today. Today, a friend lost her father. Today, an orphaned child weeps into the phone because he is separated…

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