Shoe scuffs

I travelled nearly halfway across the country last week to sit on the end of a wooden bench in a shoe-scuffed middle school gym alongside a dozen middle school girls basketball players. Am I crazy? I should start by being honest; while I loved the sport, I was never that good of a player. My …

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The Top 12

How do you begin to process a year of life? By looking through thousands of low-resolution cell phone photos, apparently. I leave 2015 with an odd feeling in my stomach and a lot to think about. It wasn't as though it was all perfect. But amidst so much hardship in our world, I feel uncomfortably grateful. …

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Intermission: A Monday Reflection

Excuse me while I take a short intermission from my typical farm-girl-in-the-city reflections and semi-embrassing short stories!Two of my great aunts passed away this week, one from each side of my family. Their passing contributed, in part, to what felt like an especially grounded weekend--grounded in a gritty, earthy, even laborious sort of way.I have a favorite …

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