Bold Humility

The ten years between age eighteen to twenty-eight—the beginning of undergrad to the birth of my first child—were marked by my profound arrogance. This arrogance wasn’t there when I was seventeen. When I turned seventeen, I was still in high school just outside of Washington, DC. My classmates were the children of lawyers and judges and professors. […]

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Foods I ate while reading The Hunger Games: -popcorn (popped in coconut oil and seasoned with vegan butter and brewer’s yeast) -a bowl of blueberries and strawberries sprinkled with cacao powder and sliced almonds -a tangerine -a microwaved frozen gluten-free dairy-free burrito -a muffin made of almond flour, sweet […]

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Pandora’s Homeschool

“Mom, did you say eighty thousand people died in one moment?” asked my daughter. This afternoon, my children and I sat under the Tree of Knowledge, and they accepted with trust the apple I offered them: I read to them about how our country dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all of the people living in […]

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Bookends: April 2015

I just sat in a car for 10+ hours as we began the first leg of a road trip. We’ve had an awesome day listening to audio books and satellite radio and discovering that the town in Pennsylvania where I scoped out this awesome playground has two Memorial Parks and that I’d gotten directions to the one with the […]

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Spring: Lessons in Faith

As storm after storm blanketed us with foot after foot of snow, As I dumped epsom salts into a hot bath to soothe shovel-sore muscles, As I ordered slightly irregular wool tights off the internet, As tracked-in slush and salt and sand discolored the floor tiles, As water drip-drip-dripped from the crack in my kitchen ceiling, […]

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