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12 Books to Look Forward to in 2020

12 Books to Look Forward to in 2020

This year I am anticipating several new releases (while still tackling the books I didn’t get to in 2019 that I would still like to read). I talked about it on Instagram, but one of the things I am re-committing to is reading authors of color, non-gender binary...

A Single Word for 2020

A Single Word for 2020

In 2002 I was living in a small apartment on the west side of Fort Worth supporting myself. In an absentminded moment I had left my monthly tuition bill laying on the desk where I worked as a receptionist part time for one of the women I worked with to see. I knew I...

The Year by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The Year by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

What can be said in New Year rhymes, That’s not been said a thousand times? The new years come, the old years go, We know we dream, we dream we know. We rise up laughing with the light, We lie down weeping with the night. We hug the world until it stings, We curse it...

Top 10 Books of 2019

Top 10 Books of 2019

This year in books covered some broad territory--I finally picked up Stephen King, I read several theology books for a cohort group, I continued my third year with my Book of the Month subscription and began research for my writing project. I thought it would be fun...

Favorite Reads of the Last Decade

Favorite Reads of the Last Decade

I was the child in trouble for sneaking off into corners of the house with my nose stuck in a book. I read to travel to new places in time and space. I read to learn about a topic, perspective or experience that doesn’t come naturally to me or is part of my own...

We Need to Tell You Something…

We Need to Tell You Something…

So I need to tell you something...something that if we’ve seen each other in person in the last four years you probably already know. We haven’t kept it a secret, in fact our family talks about it openly and honestly. At the same time we’ve made the intentional choice...

Big News!

Big News!

I have this project I have been working on for months now, in the quiet early morning hours set aside for study and writing, in coffee shops and in anytime I can poke around the edges of life. It is my passion project. Perhaps you have one too and know what I am...

Fall Reading Recap 2019

Fall Reading Recap 2019

This fall was a fruitful reading season for me, covering a wide swath of topics and themes, exploring moments in history of which I possess little knowledge and pushing myself in some cases to wrap my brain around some dense but worthwhile reads. I decided that since...

The Facts of Life by Padraig Ó Tuama

The Facts of Life by Padraig Ó Tuama

The Facts of Life by Padraig Ó Tuama That you were born and you will die.   That you will sometimes love enough and sometimes not.   That you will lie if only to yourself.   That you will get tired.   That you will learn most from the situations...

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