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In Which I Finally Ran Fast Again

In Which I Finally Ran Fast Again

I started “running” again two weeks after Riley was born. It was not pretty. I ran a half marathon 16 weeks after he was born, the day after I turned 30. It was not pretty. Recovering physically from my pregnancies has been a longer, more challenging process than I expected.  It has also been more … Continue reading

Privilege Guilt

Privilege, privilege everywhere.  Maybe I am becoming over sensitive.  Maybe I was blind before, given that I am a beneficiary of white privilege, educational privilege, western privilege, and so on…  So now I see it where I didn’t before, although it was there all along, like how you see strollers everywhere after having a baby, … Continue reading

The Old Guard

The Old Guard

This is a fern. Larry gave it to my dad before his surgery for prostate cancer. Before you saw awwww, let me explain. A long time ago, my dad and a friend went to visit Larry in the hospital.  As the entered, they stopped, “Should we have brought something? Like a plant?” Agreeing that yes, … Continue reading

Loving Your Neighbor

A good friend from college is expecting a baby this summer.  Since she lives in Guatemala, and I am sending some students to serve with her work over spring break, I asked if I could send some things down with them. As we arranged things, she suggested I write about this dynamic: “Sometimes social justice … Continue reading

Not Your Grandma’s Baby Shower

Not Your Grandma’s Baby Shower

If you’ve been a reader for a bit, you likely know that I have a thing about intergenerational relationships.  Research increasingly points to this wonderful dynamic of mixing across the ages as a key to lifelong faith for adolescents.  What’s more, any of us in the older generations (doesn’t matter how much older) benefit as well.  And … Continue reading

I Heart Routines

I Heart Routines

The past two months have sort of vanished into the grief abyss.  I feel like a ton of time has passed, but at warp speed.  Part of this, I’m sure, is that my memory is fairly shot right now. It’s like everything I used to remember has gone on vacation, far away, without me.  I … Continue reading