The privilege of loving

They say you shouldn’t return back to your old home before at least nine months after you move. But I received the opportunity to go back to Seattle at four months in, and I couldn’t pass it up. So, I booked the flights, got Ginger settled at her boarding facility, and headed west for four days. As I sit on the plane on the flight … Continue reading The privilege of loving

Brain Pickings – My new Sunday ritual 

I grew up in a Christian household (for the most part). My dad was on-again, off-again religious, but my mom was always on. She had a strong faith and believed in holding those truths close. She instilled in my sister and I a strong faith as well from a very early age. However, I didn’t grow up going to traditional church until I was in … Continue reading Brain Pickings – My new Sunday ritual 

The ever dividing line of politics

Every morning, I leave my apartment between 7:50-8:00am in order to make it to work by 8:30am and very rarely am I late. I take my coffee with me and listen to WDET on the way to catch up on news and current events. This morning, however I got stuck in the worst traffic due to an accident. So bad that I was an hour … Continue reading The ever dividing line of politics

Those a-ha moments 

Have you ever been so exasperated trying to convey something that you cannot find words for that you bumble around and around, words pouring out that faster than you can really think about them and then out of nowhere, one sentence spills out and it jolts you out of your own head and into that very present moment and all of a sudden, whatever was … Continue reading Those a-ha moments 

Grown up Love 

I want that grown-up kind of love That mature, comfortable, understanding kind of love I want that you and me at dinner on Friday night Dressed up to impress only each other kind of love I want those double-dates with people our age Sharing funny stories with each other while wrapped up in our baby’s arms I want to be home by midnight, exploring each … Continue reading Grown up Love 

Choices vs. Fate vs. Something Bigger

Sometimes I wonder if I’m being primed for something. I wonder if my life has unfolded in this way because of a great, master plan, or was it all just a series of choices, like a pinball bouncing off various obstacles until it finds its final home. I have too much faith to believe that it’s all just random. I have to believe in something … Continue reading Choices vs. Fate vs. Something Bigger