When I pulled up to the school on that late summer day, there were two familiar faces waiting in front of it. Students I had had two years prior who were now waiting for the bus that would take them to their seventh-grade orientation. I stopped to chat with them, and before I could stop… Continue reading Getting Ready to Share in Their Stories Again
Can you wait – For the slow, steady development Of a love so precious And beautiful – Instead of rushing ahead Into something hasty, Based only on feelings And heady flirtations? Can you wait – For a bit of maturity, A bit of depth developed, And a bit of longevity promised – … Continue reading Can You Wait?
We sat there, drinking tea and talking for about two hours straight. The actual content of what we talked about escapes me now, but I’m sure we talked about books and dreams and travel and a host of other things we love talking about. We talked until I completely lost track of time [which is… Continue reading Immerse Yourself So Deeply You Forget About Your Phone
This past winter, I started thinking about next steps in getting my book published and about how writers need to have social media platforms upon which to be followed. Starting ones for myself sounded less than appealing on a number of levels. For one, I update social media platforms for the national leadership group that… Continue reading I Have Nothing Good to Say
The waters of dating and romantic interest can be muddy and unclear. I used to think it was straightforward, but after the past fifteen years or so of experience, I can tell you it’s much more complicated than I once thought. I can’t tell you how many conversations I’ve had with my girlfriends that include… Continue reading On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Attracted to Her are You?
On my most recent summer vacation, I read a book that completely revolutionized my thinking. Books like these are not too common, and when they happen, I feel like I want to re-read them immediately to soak in everything I might have missed the first time. Indeed, I felt like I had been thirsting for… Continue reading Radically Ordinary Hospitality
In the 21st-century, you might think it strange that a younger person like me might long for a seemingly useless pastime like letter-writing. After all, we have instant access to one another through email, texts, video chats, and dozens of social media sites. Why would we want to waste our time sitting down to write… Continue reading The Lost Art of Letter-Writing