Monthly Archives: February 2014

Self. Reliant.

I grew up with a therapist. My father was an Army chaplain, and a family-systems therapist. For years I have been skeptical of both vocations: ministry and therapy. I live with a therapist now, and it’s odd. She does so much good in the world. … Read more

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Here I am

Our dogs are here-I-am dogs. If you are walking through the house, they are walking through the house. If you are in the bath, they are resting on the bathmat, and will stand on the tub evaluating the situation whenever you add water or drain … Read more

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GET YOUR BABY!

Watching nature documentaries with me is like watching sports with other people. There is a lot of shouting. I shout at the lions most of all. I shout at the animals being stalked. I shout at parents who run off and leave their babies unprotected. … Read more

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Just like me

I watch movies like children watch them. My feet shift and kick. My face shines with joy and (often) tears. I watch as though they’re magic because that’s what movies do. They’re my favorite kind of transformation. They are how I am eight and twenty-five … Read more

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