Mary and I have been friends for nearly 10 years. We met our junior year of high school, attended college together, and were roommates for a year and a half. She came up to visit last month, so naturally we went to Skyline Drive. It's one of the most impressive parts of this state and … Continue reading skyline drive with mary
After I heard that my friend Gillian was flying to England to surprise her mom for her birthday, I decided it'd be perfect to surprise my sister by showing up for her college graduation in Jacksonville, Florida. I'd been homesick for awhile anyway, and with a new job that provides generous personal leave, everything fell … Continue reading surprise!
I am not less
One Saturday night a few weeks ago, Daniel and I were in the car on the way to a potluck dinner where several grad students would be present when he asked me: "Why do you act embarrassed that you're not in grad school?" I replied, "Because I am embarrassed. And I'm embarrassed now that my embarrassment was … Continue reading I am not less
faith and feminism, part 1
I attended college in North Florida, the southernmost point of the true south. As a Religious Studies major, I learned about my Christian faith and its heritage within a much wider scope than my evangelical upbringing had provided. I studied history, literature, ancient languages, and ethics. At some (I suppose, inevitable) point, I found that … Continue reading faith and feminism, part 1
We move in a week. Daniel and I both feel a sort of stagnant anxiety. The move is inevitable. It is approaching quickly. We have a lot to do. I've lived in Florida for almost 14 years - that's most of my life. I never didn't like it, but I've grown to love it - … Continue reading recollections