Rituals and Ceremonies.

Rituals and Ceremonies.

I like rituals and ceremonies. We are a people who tell stories and the structure of our story, the meta-narrative of who and what humanity is, is written around and defined by the many rituals and ceremonies that comprise our existence. Sometimes the rituals are...
The Power of Surrender & Letting Go

The Power of Surrender & Letting Go

As I wrote last week, there’s a post-it note on my desk with the quote, “Everything I’ve ever let go of has clawmarks in it.” David Foster Wallace. Letting go of anything means change. Change is constant and uncomfortable. Very few human beings...
It’s Not Me, It’s You.

It’s Not Me, It’s You.

To my long-time love; It has been a long time since I seriously considered calling it quits on our relationship. Even though I no longer depend on you, the Church, to tell me how to live, or to provide connection with other people of faith—I’ve stuck to the...
Urgently Seeking A New Tradition.

Urgently Seeking A New Tradition.

The kitchen is thick and sticky and my skin feels damp like the back of a post-it note, catching every piece of dust and flour in the air. I’m drinking sweet bourbon on the rocks, feeling the condensation gather on my fingertips when I lift the glass for a sip....