Straightening the bathroom towel and other acts of love

I have discovered about myself, with the help of a trained professional, that I don’t like to do things the normal or necessarily “easy” way. Meet someone you love, get married, spend several years in childless wedded bliss before you either become … [Read more...]

The gooey insides

Nobody likes to scrape the gooey insides out of a pumpkin. Or almost nobody. I don’t mind so much. It’s just pumpkin guts. But I understand that there’s something disconcerting about the contrast between the solid, shiny exterior of a pumpkin and the … [Read more...]

Pap and Jayber Crow

I’ve been reading Wendell Berry’s novel Jayber Crow, something it took me a long time to work my way towards, despite my own geography and the urgings of people I know. Reading this book makes me a little homesick, despite the fact that I live only … [Read more...]

No one said it would be easy…

I’m developing a new appreciation for the love songs that are about the things no one tells you, the hard work that can be involved in being in a relationship. Or maybe it’s not hard for a lot of people, and maybe it’s just the freakish people like … [Read more...]