Tuesday, January 15, 2019

I'm weird. You're okay.


My dad always said, “If you think somebody isn’t weird, you just don’t know them well enough.”
And I always said, “Yeah, but you’re like, extra weird, Dad.”

Rat Selfie (Photo Credit: Author)

Thursday, January 10, 2019

My Preschooler Has Her Own Instagram

"I think how, over and over, the unfathomable becomes real; how sci-fi writers are prophets; how we seem powerless to stop technology, as it reshapes society, changes what it means to be a human in this world."
My kid, playing with shaving cream at the library. Photo Credit: Author.
 Link to it here: My Preschooler Has Her Own Instagram

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Two Atheists Go to a Pentecostal Church...

Now for something completely different...
(Cropped) Photo by Jenni Jones on Unsplash
 As I say at the beginning of this piece:
This is a piece I wrote for a literary journalism class in college. The assignment was to do something “out of my element,” then write about it. Almost 13 years later, it’s still one of my favorite things I’ve ever written. But, until now, I’ve never shared it outside of that college class. I can see how this could possibly be offensive to some people; that’s certainly not my intent. But I apologize in advance if that’s the case. Enjoy!

On Medium: Two Atheists Go to a Pentecostal Church (You'll probably go to Hell just for reading this.)

Photo by Mark Koellmann on Unsplash

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Doing Yoga While Your Child Screams at You

I just published Doing Yoga While Your Child Screams at You - Loving Your Kid vs. Loving Yourself
in P.S. I Love You on Medium.
"This isn’t a story of 'what to do when your kid is screaming while you’re trying to get a moment to yourself.' Often, I’ve got the answers, but right now I just need to write about how hard parenting is. I want to tell you that we all have these moments, even those of us who seem like we’ve got the whole parenting thing figured out."
“Give the thinking mind a break.” Photo by i yunmai on Unsplash