On Tuesday, March 26th, we lost my grandfather. I've been struggling with putting into words how it feels to lose someone who felt so eternal. He refused to act his age. He was so active and full of life, so present and influential, that none of us could picture life without him. My cousins and… Continue reading Five Things I Learned from my Grandfather
I've been reading. A lot.
Happy summer solstice, my friends! I'm a fall baby with a low tolerance for hot weather, but every time summer rolls around I'm thankful for the longer days and warmer nights. There's nothing I love better than a barbecue and a beer in the sun. One of my favorite bloggers, Kaylah at The Dainty Squid, posted… Continue reading Summer Bucket List
A year ago today, Across the Formidable Sea became available for purchase on Amazon. In the year since it's earned 22 reviews on Amazon with an average 4.6 stars. On Goodreads, it has 30 and an average 4.37. It's been purchased over 500 times in more than 3 countries. My words. My ideas. It's utterly humbling.
Which movies would someone need to watch to get to know you better? Here are mine.
I am also not saying that men as a group are oppressed or underprivileged. Here’s what I am saying: We as a country are failing our men. By allowing them to act out in violence without consequence, by saying “boys will be boys,” by maintaining a culture that lets them believe they are entitled to a certain amount of success, we are failing them. By expecting them to adhere to a standard of manliness that doesn’t allow for open expression of weakness, emotion, or affection, we are failing them. By encouraging them to look up to men who are violent and emotionless. What else could result from this but disappointment, frustration, and anger?
My boss gave me a piece of paper with this quote printed on it. "If you need any resources just let me know," she said. I put it in a drawer because it didn't apply to me. "I'm fine," I keep telling myself. "It could be worse." I feel like I haven't allowed myself to… Continue reading Shattered