Tagged with Friendship

The Coffee Table

The Coffee Table

It’s Bread and Wine week here on the blog.  I was thrilled to read a pre-release of Shauna Niequist’s book last month, and while I felt like it could have prompted about 50 posts, I am focusing on the story of our life right now.  The book is a love letter to life around the … 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

Dear Freshman Self

Dear Freshman Self

As college classes get off and rolling, I remember moving into Clark P eleven (now 13!) years ago, excited, and fully expecting college to be as awesome as everyone promised.  But if I could go back to my 18 year old self and tell her a few things about starting off at college, I’d say … Continue reading

Tribe

Tribe

I sat on the patio at Peet’s/Noah’s on South Lake in Pasadena, one of my happy places.  It was 71 and sunny, as it should be on February 4th in L.A.  The Santa Ana’s had just come through, so the view of the mountains was as unobstructed as possible. While Flop snuffled for bagel crumbs, … Continue reading

Guest Blogger at All Groan Up

Guest Blogger at All Groan Up

Today I’m a guest blogger over at All Groan Up, a forum dedicated to navigating life in the twenty-somethings, hosted by my college friend Paul Angone. I thought about how many of us experience our first severe encounter with grief in our 20s, and decided to give some advice especially for friends who are walking … Continue reading

On Russia and Love

On Russia and Love

I interviewed one of my best friends, becuase well, I wanted to.  Also because it’s fun to hear from someone you know well, but in a different sort of way. Most of all, I believe our stories are worth telling, and that when we do, the seemingly ordinary stuff of life can become something more. … Continue reading