The Place of Our Affection

At Art House America, a marvelous essay from Andi Ashworth about home, and finding it in your own: During this last round of talks we decided to take a weekend and try out what it might be like to live closer to the city, able to walk to coffee shops, restaurants, and even to work. [Read More...]

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...]


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