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On marriage.

Yesterday, I was talking with a friend about the future — you know, marriage, a career, kids, and all the great and terrifying things that growing up has in store. 316 more words

Names Games

I cannot remember names for nuts. Remember the names, then tagging the names to the faces is another challenge.

In one-to-one conversation, I can easily repeat the name again and again in order to make it stick in my mind with the person’s face. 333 more words


No One Higher

Today at church, I was a mixed bag of crazy pregnant hormonal emotions. During worship, they played No One Higher

Which is a great worship song. 363 more words


Day 49

If you are ever on The Epicurious Texan (shameless plug), you will see that I have a scrolling slideshow of pictures of all the various ways Starbucks misspells my name.   193 more words


Where's my name?

When you have a weird name like mine, you tend to feel left out when brands do cool things like this:

Nonetheless, this campaign is genius (plus they did include a few uncommon names). 40 more words


By this time I should have forgotten you

By now I should have forgotten you,

Yet you are still the name dancing on my lips with a relentless intensity

Living on in a tumultuous entanglement of tears and bad poetry  40 more words



Today I walked into one of my lower level 5th grade classes to be assaulted by “New names, Teacher! New English names!”

Previously they’d indicated they were interested in changing their names in class but I’d hoped it’d been a passing phase. 603 more words

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