Community, Parenting, Emotions 

I am rereading Thomas Merton’s No Man is an Island. In it he writes ” One of the moral diseases we communicate to one another in society comes from huddling together in the pale light of an insufficient answer to a questions we are afraid to ask.”  In community, it is easy to do this. […]

Devotion: Response to New York Times book review 

I just finished Dani Shapiro’s new memoir Devotion a few weeks ago. I was very moved by the book. It was my first introduction to Shapiro’s writing, and I was impressed with the way she articulated her experience in a brief space. I found her writing strong and her searching earnest, her reporting honest. In […]

Birthday Surrender 

My birthday is 15 days away. I appreciate the opportunity to reflect each year as my birthday draws near. This year, I feel as though I am tumbling into the imprints of a year of particularly big events to reflect upon. Since my last birthday, I have quit my full time job, starting freelancing again, […]