Category Archives: random musings

climbing through the ring of clouds on a mountain

This morning my friend talked on his radio show a bit about his own personal religious journey. The metaphor he used to conceptualize this religious journey was a mountain with a ring of clouds around it, at various levels. Here’s … Continue reading

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thoughts from a indie bookstore cafe

there’s nobody here to distract me. i didn’t bring a book because i’m supposed to be grading. yes, there are tons of books here, but i don’t want to start one when i’m in the middle of one at home. … Continue reading

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How to recover from a bad day: have dinner with a friend and watch planes land

Wednesday night ended up being both a beautiful and kind of ugly day for me. It was the night of Webster’s monthly poetry open mic, and despite not knowing what poem I was going to read, I was super excited. However, some … Continue reading

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[POEM] the minnows

the minnows It’s hot today and I’m tired, despite the nine hours of sleep. It was restless: dreams of fishing in Canada, confidently declaring my life path to the important people in my life, reuniting with a friend, an apocalyptic … Continue reading

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Parent of the Year Award

Our three-year-old daughter has been staying with her Mimi and Papa this week, giving Mom and Dad a much needed break. Here’s a short text exchange that my mom and I had the other day about her.

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