some stuff i've written about Blogging

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Disconnect

We didn’t have internet in our house until I was in high school. I have no idea how we learned stuff, or where our music came from, or how we knew how to cook vegan butternut squash soup. Paper, I...

Confessions of a Reluctant Writer

I stopped being vulnerable about faith a long time ago. I still write things that are true and real and come from a deep part of me but it doesn’t really feel risky anymore. I’ve said “fuck christianity” and “nothing...

for Keenan, if you find this

Yesterday when I picked you up from school you said to me: “Today we got to do whatever we want to in school. Guess what I did?” I guessed that you made music on an iPad, because I know how...

Why I’ll Never Own a Camouflage Jacket

I’m not a hunter or any sort of manly woodsman, but if I was I might own a camouflage jacket. And if I owned a camouflage jacket, I would often say to my partner, whom I love, “Have you seen...

Maybe it’s time to pivot, motherf*cker.

I’ve been writing this one in my head for just over a year now. But I wanted to get the colors just right before I showed you. It was a year ago — late winter, when the snow is just...

5 Practical Ways to Create Space for Silence

If you’re tired of all the noise on social media, these super-practical tools will help you create space for silence. You’ll be glad you did.

5 Quick Ways to Make Your Blog Ready for the New Year

The start of a new year is a great time to do a quick check of your blog to make sure it’s up to speed, especially if you made “write more on your blog” one of your resolutions.

The Chaos of Hope

Words are wild, violent slippery things; you never know when they might go flying out of control. But if anything, this essay is about losing control, about leaning into the chaos of hope.

day 18: this illusion of vulnerability on internet screens

What does it mean for folks like us (who choose to write certain words about our lives on internet screens for anyone to read) that the thing withheld is often the real story?

day 10: a million ways to lose your soul online

I see a lot of folks in this industry advertising courses and tools and books and seminars with secrets that will change your life. But there’s one ad that I haven’t seen on my newsfeed yet…