I feel like there’s a lot of pressure in this world to be “perfect.” Sometimes I think feel it a tad more acutely since I’m a PhD candidate, and there seems to be this silent expectation that all PhD candidates should be close to perfect at all times, like perfect little aca-angels. However, if I’m… Continue reading Striving for Perfection?
I like to think of the world as a safe place. There’s the reality of catastrophe, of woe, of the ordinary tragedies of a commonplace life: the fickle violence of nature. The irrational agony of sickness, the maladies that strike the young and old, that take the best from us too soon, that cause us… Continue reading Safety in Numbers
I promised to share the vignette I wrote during the Middle Tennessee Writing Project ISI describing our formal decision to celebrate a vow renewal. This is that piece. We Still Do. “What do you think about a vow renewal?” I asked, mid-process of sloppily scooping salsa onto a chip. It was chip number #7 of… Continue reading We Still Do
I wrote this piece for the Middle Tennessee Writing Project 2016 Summer Invitational Fellowship, but it was a piece I really felt that I needed to share, because this is a topic that is worth having a discussion about. This blog post deals with breastfeeding, specifically, extended breastfeeding. If that subject matter is objectionable to… Continue reading The Devotional