August 13 2014

Moving, Humanized


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 …

Depression, Robin, and You


“Waking up feels like getting socked in the gut. I feel instantly strained, smothered, vaguely panicked. I have trouble breathing through the tightness of trying to hold myself together, trying not to cry or yell …

#BlackLivesMatter and Vigilance


“Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.” ― Malcolm X Trayvon Martin. Photos of his face covered my Facebook and Twitter. …


August 12 2014

Holding the Answers


I have this idea that the pastor needs to be the person with all the answers. Not only must the pastor be the holder of all answers, but he must deliver those answers with confident …

We Shouldn’t Pray For Him


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 …

Rust Cohle and My Recent Conversion


Do you want to hear about my recent conversion? It just happened. I mean, you don't have to believe me or anything. You might be suspicious about this sort of story. Sometimes I am too. See, back …

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