fallen down in snow wearing snowshoes


A few years ago, after returning from nearly a decade abroad, the better part of it in the bush in Malawi, I asked a friend of mine who has been more “hip” than I since junior high, “What’s ‘lmao’?” She “lhao’ed” as she updated me on tech slang. Yesterday, my son and I donned the …

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Bonnie and Clyde with their getaway car behind them. Text says If Bonnie and Clyde had a baby in the back seat, would the child be guilty of bank robbery?

Bonnie and Clyde

People brought to the U.S. as children can apply for the status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). For argument’s sake, if Bonnie and Clyde’s had their son in the back seat of their getaway car, should he be sent to jail for bank robbery?

Autumn Beauty

I was rushing somewhere – I don’t even remember where – harried by my to-do list and the toxic news, when I stopped in my tracks. “Nature’s pom-poms!” were waving over my head, as if it was Arbor Day’s remake of Legally Blonde, ridiculously cheerful.  I couldn’t help but stop, and look, and smile, breathe deeply, …

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Post-Show Blues

I struggled to sleep last night.  After the incredible energy push to begin our Tour – the adrenaline of enthusiastic receptions at churches in Edmonds, followed by student meetings and a warm, lifelong-friends-creating time in Vancouver, our next destination was disappointing at best.  I was appalled when we witnessed a hateful, political debate in a …

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