That Year I Gave Up Daydreaming for Lent

Anyone who has ever really tried to "take their thoughts captive" knows that they can be quite the wily fellows. Like trinkets on the bottom of a claw machine, a house fly in the dead of summer, a wet bar of soap or even a good man these days, thoughts can't be caught. But one year, I tried. … Continue reading That Year I Gave Up Daydreaming for Lent


American Privilege: A Thanksgiving Tale

DC is a city of sirens. I cannot make a phone call outside without having to pause for ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars to go by. They are the ambient noise to which I fall asleep, sometimes even puncturing my rest as tragedy and crime ravage the night. They are a nuisance, an interruption, … Continue reading American Privilege: A Thanksgiving Tale


Yesterday, I was talking with a good friend about my upcoming birthday when I coined the phrase YOTTTO—You only turn thirty-two once. It's silly but it's true. So in anticipation of the birthday of a lifetime I'd like to reflect on the past year and look ahead. Based on the post I wrote before turning … Continue reading YOTTTO


I have so much to tell and about ten different posts taking shape in my head (or started in a Word doc somewhere)! Tales of hilarity, hard work, rats, dowries, twins, and danger! Here’s what I can't wait to share with you in the next week or two: The Bottomless Jar of Adventure Only Vs. … Continue reading Thanksgiving