Some Emily to Honor our Soldiers

It feels a shame to be Alive – When Men so brave — are dead – One envies the Distinguished Dust – Permitted — such a Head – The Stone — that tells defending Whom This Spartan put away What little of Him we — possessed In Pawn for Liberty – The price is great … Continue reading

On becoming “the Aunt with Cats”

On becoming “the Aunt with Cats”

Over the weekend my friends rescued a kitten from what appeared to be a sad, cold, wet, flea-bitten, and lonely life. They took him home, gave him a bath and named him. (There is a thesis level project in the power of “name” somewhere. I hope to find it in the coming years.) Oreo the … Continue reading

Lovedrug for Kansas City

I really wanted to see the lights of the city last night from the other side – coming home, so I got a coffee and I drove up Main through Power & Light, down into City Market, and over the Broadway Bridge north across the river. Lovedrug’s “Girl” with its simple, but gorgeous melody and … Continue reading

How Glen Hansard Sings Gospel

There is a lot of heart ache in our world. Kingdom realities say that this darkness is momentary and while we suffer through it, we have hope that we’re not alone – Jesus is with us. He is literally here with us - Emmanuel. Good news. I hear this good news when Glen Hansard sings, “I’m … Continue reading

Mordecai’s Faith

I have read the book of Esther lots of times, watched puppets and vegetables tell the story, and even donned a crown and purple robes to become Esther on more than one Halloween. As a kid, Esther was my Disney princess and the obvious hero of the story. I didn’t put much thought towards wise … Continue reading

Ring Out, Wild Bells

By Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1850)   Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light; The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.   Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let … Continue reading

The Mims /meems/

Note: I started writing this post months ago probably as a tribute to Mimi who was about to have a birthday. I was inspired by the poem at the bottom. I’m finishing it up today because I miss my friend, I have five unpublished (read: unfinished) blog posts, and I haven’t posted anything in this … Continue reading

there's kind of a lot to say

I bought a house today. There’s a whole story that goes behind and around this sentence, but right now I just wanted to say it in the most out loud place I could think of … the internet. I bought a house. It’s all sinking in VERY very slowly. For months, I’ve kept a LOT … Continue reading