Go Ahead and Get Happy

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I am a realist, also known as a pessimist. My worst-case scenarios dress themselves as facts of reality so I listen to them. But by the grace of God, I married an optimist. I fell …

Family

July 15 2014

i’m too much

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"I feel so betrayed."  Ironic and painful words to hear from the mouth of the one who left his family for a new chosen "other." His refusal to engage in even one honest conversation about the massive …

The Dad of a Preacher-Kid

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I'm not sure when my kid started preaching, but I think it was about a month ago. I was sitting at my desk when Gemma, the four year old, walked in and started asking me questions …

A Black Mama’s Dream

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I had my oldest son in a New Orleans teaching hospital the day before a tropical storm. In fact, I left the hospital a mere ten hours after giving birth—enough time to make sure both …

Family

July 03 2014

The Poetics of Home

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Home. Is it defined by where you’re from or where you currently live? Is it the physical hall or the feet running through it? Is it the dining room table or the people eating at …

Family

July 02 2014

Last Wishes

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I don't remember the first time I heard Terri Schiavo's name but I can tell you when the case started to matter to me. In the fall of 2003 I began my second year social work …

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