day 17

It is an unbelievable 17 days into the road trip and each of those 17 days has blurred together in one giant exhausting memory. I am more tired today than I have been since working two jobs in new york city. I'm sitting in Austin, Texas in bed in the guest room of two friends [...]

ode to my charley

I just zoomed through John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley, a tale of a time John Steinbeck packed up a little camper and traveled for three months. A former teacher recommended the book when I told him about the road trip. Have I even talk about that here yet? I don't know. I'm also going on [...]

The convincing problem

I'm reading a book about climate change. Scientifically, climate change is scary. But this book is giving me so much anxiety and dread for our environmental future. Like, I'm picturing a desert wasteland where we fight each other for food and water. At some point in this fight, you've gotta be the optimist. I already [...]

Confident.

I want to make another argument for the zero waste movement. This movement, for me, is about owning less and using less. It's about being more aware of what I'm putting in and on my body. Being good to the earth is a positive side effect of this movement, of course, but I have to [...]

year one, the poem.

felt your hot breath and your tears falling to my chest as we feared together, things to come. i sat quietly, your arms around me, with lightbulbs in my head turning on. thinking when we're old, if we make it there... i don't believe in promises, but this i swear: i know you'll love me [...]

keep going

I need to get back into writing. Waiting for inspiration to strike, as a true artist does lol, isn't working for me. I have always described my blog as writing about Jesus and culture. While that's true and that's what I like to write the most, I always take my time with those posts. I [...]

tower and fall

I was building a super tall taller-than-you lego tower with my fave little 2 year old bud a few nights ago. TBH I've learned more from working with kids the past two years than I learned like... my whole life? Anyway, I'll call him Kid in this post since I don't love naming names in [...]