Fishing for Hope

Fishing for Hope

This post was originally published in 2012. ************************** “Throw your nets on the other side,” He said. “Just give it one more try.” I don’t actually know anything about fishing. The last time I went fishing, I let go of the button thing too soon and...
Stay Weird: A Letter to My Daughter

Stay Weird: A Letter to My Daughter

Last summer Annalyn rediscovered a pair of lab goggles that we’d used with a science experiment a couple years ago. At first she used them to protect her eyes in the shower, but quickly, she moved on to wearing them everywhere. Every.Where. It was adorable. One...

On getting “Oh, honey”-ed at Blissdom

You know how sometimes you leave a conversation, replaying it in your head until it becomes something much bigger than it really was? And how the only way to get better perspective is to dictate the entire conversation to a good friend, including facial expressions,...
The most romantic gesture ever.

The most romantic gesture ever.

In my high school Valentine’s Day was quite the floral spectacle. Like adolescent boys everywhere, my classmates knew that buying flowers on that infamous greeting card holiday was mandatory if they hoped for any chance of having a girlfriend on February 15....

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