2017/2018: a review/preview

I wish I could say that I write this post glowing with gratitude for the year that has passed. It did, indeed, have its highlights, as you will see. But 2017, more than any other year in the last few, was unexpectedly strange and difficult for me in many respects. I left a job in …

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Things I’ve Been Learning Lately: October 2016

If you read this please know that I am blogging it from beyond the grave. (Happy almost-Halloween!) Have you ever had one of those weeks where you're super-exhausted and ready for the weekend but it's only Tuesday AND you remember that you're working on Saturday? Yeah, that's been me. It's been a week, y'all. Youth …

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A few years ago I started writing a piece called “Unsettled.” I think I started writing it shortly after I graduated from college, after surveying the boxes of items from those four years that dwelt in my basement, wondering when I’d ever settle down and unpack them again. Those boxes were a reminder of how …

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