Words On Posts

August 20, 2017
July 26, 2017
June 1, 2017

Next week we depart for six weeks exploring Northern Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since my country has placed the incompetent heir into a position of unthinkable power, I am both interested and nervous to face the conversations about American politics that will inevitably come.

January 22, 2017

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December 29, 2016

Hers was a life lived for others, and as fruit of that beautiful devotion, she continues to live. After 92 years she stopped breathing this morning and passed on, but most of what I know to be my grandmother still lives.

December 6, 2016

She was in my arms, but she was out of reach. Twelve hours into natural, unmedicated childbirth, the pain stood between us like a barricade,…

December 5, 2016

As you grow, you will reflect on who you are, what you mean in the world, and what your name stands for. Your mother and I, accordingly, took your naming seriously, and wouldn’t simply name you something that “sounds good”.

September 30, 2015
June 18, 2015

Close your eyes and picture a mine. What do you see? Do you see the seven dwarves? Whistling while they work, gleefully hacking away with picks, loading their carts with shimmering gold nuggets?