Growing Up With Each Other

I wrote a little blog post over at Relief Journal‘s blog about the movie Her and how relationships make us mature: In the days since I saw the film the second time and noted how the film lingers, at the end, on a shot of Theodore and Amy, I’ve thought about whom, exactly, the titular Her is. Maybe it’s [Read More...]

Maintaining Your Faith While Playing ‘Words With Friends’

There’s a fun (and sort of tongue-in-cheek) post at The High Calling about “maintaining your faith” while playing Words With Friends, the popular Scrabble-style iPhone game: 1. Thou shalt not covet your neighbor’s words. Just like in Scrabble, each time you play a turn, you get a collection of letters you can use to spell [Read More...]

The Geography of Memory

I had the privilege of hearing Jeanne Murray Walker read several times from her memoir-in-progress, The Geography of Memory, while I was a graduate student in the M.F.A. program at Seattle Pacific University (in which Walker is one of the poetry mentors). The book examines both family history and personal memory alongside the story of Walker’s [Read More...]

Road Trip! (Food)

With the holidays just around the corner, a lot of us are getting ready to make the trek to see far-flung friends and family. But road trip food can be kind of, well, awful. Never fear: the lovely magazine Kinfolk is publishing some road trip recipes, designed to make your travel a little less greasy [Read More...]


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