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We Are All Hurt People

We Are All Hurt People

The past is more than water under the bridge. It lingers with us as a sort of spirit, a guiding force. Some spirits nurture us and sustain us. That’s how my mother and my grandmother live on with me to this day. Their kindness and courage and hope offer reliable...
Work and Rest and Being Human

Work and Rest and Being Human

As the pandemic wound down, The Great Resignation showed no signs of slowing. In 2021 over 47 million people walked away from their jobs voluntarily. In March of this year 4.5 million more told their bosses to take this job and, well, “I quit.” During the pandemic,...
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...