10 Days in Minnesota

Take more time, cover less ground In July, I spent 10 days in Collegeville, Minnesota, at a women’s writing workshop on the campus of St. John’s University. I applied for it months ago, and was accepted, which meant all was paid for, even flights, which was such a gift. I was among a brilliant group … More 10 Days in Minnesota

Pink Oracles

“Write down, therefore, what you have seen, what is happening, and what will happen afterwards…” Revelation 1:19 (this post is taken from a piece I wrote for a Writing About Art class at the Hyde Park Art Center:) The dripping pink residue of acrylic and spray paint on paper—the colors all sticky and rich, careless … More Pink Oracles

Weary Worlds

I’m writing on a Friday night, sitting in a cold basement of a row house in Northeast DC. Outside it is dark, and this room is dark, and I don’t feel like turning on a light. I hear sirens and helicopters. I think about food and work and love and friends. I think about the … More Weary Worlds

Irrational season

If you can marvel at the face before you with as much wonder and awe as the mountain, the sunset refracting, you have unearthed the Spirit of God. For we are made of glory. —Cole Arthur Riley (Black Liturgies) I type these words on a rainy Friday evening after a heavy week. Out the window … More Irrational season


(My final paper for Contemporary Voices class, and also my last philosophy paper ever at PLNU. So so grateful for how my life has been changed by these classes and these thinkers and these conversations.)   Dasein/Hospitality in the age of the Anthropocene The urgency of the climate crisis in this Anthropocene age raises the … More Dasein/Hospitality