Hope for a Recovering Pharisee

Hope for a Recovering Pharisee

It’s clear. There’s no use denying it any longer. At my house I am a Pharisee. True confession. I prefer and prioritize order and neatness and breathable-ness. All external. All the things that are pleasing to the eye (well, my eye at least), but not needed for...
Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

In the fantasy musical, The Wizard of Oz, the title character hides behind a curtain and uses special sound and lighting effects to intimidate and impress his audiences. His hiding is also to cover up the fact that he is a small, pitiable man, unsure of himself and...
On a Mission

On a Mission

GPS, or SatNav for ‘real’ English speakers, is a beautiful thing, especially when set to ‘find shortest route.’ To save even one mile, you may travel twenty miles on secondary roads through gorgeous, bucolic countryside which you would never have discovered without...
Stretched into Shape

Stretched into Shape

When the kindly stork tenderly deposits our swaddled, newborn selves on the front stoop of the dwelling which will become our home, and the family which will become ours from this time forth, there is much in store. While we are bundles of genes and traits and...
Not to the Swift

Not to the Swift

With only a bit of vim and vigor but suited up in Olympian runner’s spandex (moving right along), stretching out on the track like the others around me, putting on a game face, checking my shoelaces and my pinned-on runner’s number, I contemplate the 10,000 meters...