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When Life Gets Murky

When Life Gets Murky

This is the fifth installment of The Best Of Series (originally published Nov. 22, 2019) Each week a few devout atheists respond to my essays. Mostly on social media rather than on the blog or via email. Some of them want to engage in a genuine way. Others are snarky...
Giving Love Away

Giving Love Away

This is the fourth installment in the Best Of Series (originally published January 5, 2018) It’s funny, the sorts of things that have made me feel loved. When I mine my memory, no grand gestures or extravagant expressions of affection come to the surface. Instead, I...
Mending Fragile Things

Mending Fragile Things

This is the third installment in the Best Of Series. (originally published on April 14, 2017) “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are [beautiful] in the broken places.” In A Farewell to Arms, this sentence reads that some are “strong” in the broken...
Losing Control

Losing Control

This is the second installment in the Best Of Series (originally published August 7, 2020) The Saura people called that mountain Jomeokee: Great Guide. Rising abruptly nearly 2,000 feet and crowned by a ring of tree-topped rock walls, it has served for centuries as a...
Walking Each Other Home

Walking Each Other Home

Aside from playing catch and riding in the car, our dog Gracie enjoys taking walks more than anything. She loves the exercise, the sights, the smells. Especially the smells. But what she likes best of all is that we’re doing it together. Again and again she smiles up...