like precious oil poured on the head

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Sartre famously wrote that "Hell is other people." Hell can indeed feel like tiny, whiny people who Just. Want. To. Watch. A. SHOW. We've never even SEEN a show. Not in FOREVER. Forever! Can we watch a show? What …

There, in the sensical, whimsical and confusing

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I should start by saying, I mostly don’t know, and most of the time that’s pretty much true. There was a time I thought I knew. I was only fooling myself. She asked me a question that …

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August 21 2014

God is Like a Mother

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There are childhood memories that will not let you loose. One of mine comes from 7th grade when I spent several days ravaged by an infernal fever. I remember the concern because the heat hovered …

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August 19 2014

It’s okay

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The night before we left for training I laid in bed and bawled. My best friend had come over that evening and we had caught up on one of our favorite guilty pleasure shows, MST3King it, …

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August 13 2014

Moving, Humanized

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The first time I moved in the past twelve months, I was alone. Sifting through years of memories isn’t easy to do by yourself. When a marriage dissolves, what stays and what goes? Some things …

We Shouldn’t Pray For Him

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Honey, we shouldn’t pray for him. The words didn’t come out of my mouth, but they came close, derailed somewhere on the way from my brain to my tongue. And they stuck there, in the back …

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