This is Your World

I had a different post in mind for today, but the murder of Terence Crutcher has put a halt to my plans. I am overwhelmed. When it comes to this issue, I have a hard time engaging in this conversation publicly because I come from the place of privilege. I have the gender, skin color,…

Gaining Closure

There’s something that you all should know about me right away. I find relationships critically important. Being in community is what helps us navigate the ocean of life. For me, relationships is what gives me the vitality and courage to shoulder the weight of the world, and push through whatever it is I’m working through.…

The Nectar of the Gods

It was inevitable that this post was going to come. There is no hiding from it. This topic can be very polarizing for people, so strap in! Coffee. Yes! YES! I said it! COFFEE. *Eye Twitches.* This elixir of life has saved me time and time again. Have you ever been so tired, that you…

Deep Valley Roots

In these deep valley roots I find A powerful sense of destiny and belonging. There are ties of a unique kind. Ties that leave me in longing When I am repotted in not the soil that fed the stocky oak, or taught the cotton recoil, or yielded crops for the harvester’s stroke. I now find…

An Effort in Ernest

I am going to vision cast this blog in this post. I know I said that this blog has no commitments, but secretly it does. I lied. Sue me (actually, don’t, that would be very inconvenient). I have trouble committing to a schedule because life has been and will continue to be unpredictable. I don’t…

Disturbance

I have been silent for a very long time. Ever since I graduated college, my interactions with the media quickly tottered off until I published nothing for months. Soon, I began to feel this sort of obligation to post. To create. To perform. Bo Burnham captures this problem phenomenally well in his show Make Happy.…

The Beauty of Literature

One of the beautiful things about literature is that it provokes empathy for human beings. If it doesn’t provoke empathy—if one cannot place itself in the shoes of the characters, it is not a good story. The reason why we love stories is because we want to feel transported. We want to experience and feel…