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When February hits.

Today, I said these words to one of my classes:

I cannot care about your education more than you do. Not anymore. I cannot carry your education–all 25 of you in this class–on my back while you bear none of the load.

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Pumping Up Young People On The Drug Of Faith

I recently read Addie Zierman’s book, When We Were on Fire: A Memoir of Consuming Faith, Tangled Love, and Starting Over. I adore Addie. She writes with such warmth. 829 more words

Jesus Christ

with no stars, bats, or moon blooms

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Exactly four different men have tried
to teach me how to play. I could never
tell the difference between a rook
or bishop, but I knew the horse meant… 137 more words



Before last year I hadn’t really done much dating. I had strong ideals of the whole thing being a lot more exciting than it ultimately turned out to be. 424 more words


nothing more than a creature of mechanics

When a child first catches adults out – when it first walks into his grave little head that adults do not have divine intelligence, that their judgments are not always wise, their thinking true, their sentences just – his world falls into panic desolation. 245 more words


The Song Stopped

The bedroom door creaked open.
Light filtered on her face.
It is an elegant face, you can see that.

I am the photograph found by mistake. 57 more words


Backwards Through the Tunnel

My train was delayed
Broken down in tunnels where rats played,
I was a commuter without a fare —
Sometimes I wonder if I was ever there. 206 more words