I will name him Jacob

I will name him Jacob

Jacob is thirteen months old. He has dimples that appear when he chases his older brothers down the hallway, toddling to catch them without losing his balance. He’s so determined. And though none of us have red hair, he does. The woman at Albertson’s...
I have hope

I have hope

I have been thinking about it a lot over the past month. Thinking about the way that our lives are interconnected. How our experiences touch and shape the lives of each other, and I have hope. I have hope in the decency of humanity, even when most of the images and...
The Beauty in the Struggle

The Beauty in the Struggle

“See? It’s blue.” My eyes adjusted, and I saw what he was pointing to, a tiny blue piece of glass half buried in the sand. We stopped, as he dislodged it, and placed it in my outstretched palm. I marveled at how smooth it was, and opaque. Time and...
Be Good For Goodness Sake

Be Good For Goodness Sake

I’ve been busy. I’m not going to give you a list of all of the tasks I have accomplished as a measure of my productivity. Partly, because the thought about writing it all down exhausts me even more. The other reason is because of what I have been busy...
To Anyone Who Didn’t Have a Happy Thanksgiving

To Anyone Who Didn’t Have a Happy Thanksgiving

To Anyone Who Didn’t Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Your day didn’t go the way that you had planned. I understand. Maybe, it was because someone that was a part of your Thanksgiving wasn’t at the table this year. Most of the time you deal with the pain...
The Little Gen-Jen That Could

The Little Gen-Jen That Could

My blogger friend Paul, at The Captain’s Speech,  wrote me a motivational letter today for my upcoming marathon. You can read it here. This is my response letter to him. Paul, Your letter arrived today, and your timing could not have been more perfect. By my...

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