"How's your vagina?" - Beth Yeah, this feels like a good place to start. It's a legitimate question from your friend after having given birth to a nine pound two ounce, twenty-one-inch long baby boy. And after having it done unmedicated (as planned), I would ask the same, unfiltered question as well. Leading up to… Continue reading Declan’s Birth Story
High school, for me, was kind of a blur. Specifically, my junior and senior years were full of finding the next best party to attend with everyone. We usually ended up at the same, broken down places, but it was always the same crowd. Within that crowd, like any movie cliche, we had college guys… Continue reading To the Good Dudes
I have wanted to start writing this blog entry for some time now, but I kept stalling. I didn't know where to start, really. It's enough to turn on the news each day and think, "There's a headline to go with!" ... but then another one turns up and then there's too many to count.… Continue reading The Hypocrisy of Evangelicals
I’m on the 'L' Watching a guy try to balance His Tupperware from a hearty lunch He must have had Feeling a little too much like that fine balance As I listen to Jack’s Mannequin And acknowledge it’s early 2000s music era Seeing my adolescent self walk the grounds Of a new high school in… Continue reading Tupperware on the ‘L’
Until recently, my understanding and curiosity of religious freedom/liberty (they’re used interchangeably, yes?) was nothing more than a few eyebrow raises and lines of “Hmm, strange.” But then I found myself on a phone call with a well-informed woman who knew her history. She broke down the history of religious freedom/liberty in the US, and… Continue reading What does Religious Freedom/Liberty Mean For Us Today?
What if what we are witnesses to are the cracks? The cracks that have long been formed and forming in the American god. Though slow and too steady, the cracks have grown wide in length and are finally showing depth. What if what we are participating in is the great awakening, in both heart and… Continue reading Mighty and Tender
If you have ever weaned off any kind of SSRI (Lexapro, Prozac, etc.), you're familiar with the body "shocks" that occur. They are unpredictable and incredibly uncomfortable; like an out-of-body experience that lasts .3 seconds. Eventually, the shocks fade and the body finds its balance. The time it takes to find balance, though, can feel… Continue reading Burn It All Down