Ramblings & Writings

Movies & Television, Romance & Wife Life

Is romance giving us the wrong ideas about relationships?

On a crisp late autumn night a few years ago, Chris and I curled up in our respective chairs by the fire. I was tucked under a blanket coloring while we watched an episode of Outlander. Our friend and pastor dropped by to pick up a tool he needed for an emergency car issue, and… Continue reading Is romance giving us the wrong ideas about relationships?

General Life, Motivation, Uncategorized

No boundaries. Only panic.

“There are no boundaries. Only panic.” A colleague recently made this statement to me. He was referencing the fact that well-meaning people were scurrying and busy-making, trying to solve problems on some projects. It was causing people to work over each other and against each other as everyone pushed and pulled on their own ropes.… Continue reading No boundaries. Only panic.

Reading & Reviews, Romance & Wife Life

Why talk about romance when the world is burning?

You know what Billy Joel says about the world on fire. “We didn’t start the fire, it was always burning, since the world’s been turning.” Which is pretty much my take on 2020. The world’s been on fire for centuries. Since almost the beginning. Everyone having good years and bad; people good and people evil;… Continue reading Why talk about romance when the world is burning?

Romance & Wife Life

We rumble. Like Dragons. A Marriage Poem.

Enneagram wise, I'm a 4; he's an 8.We say we complete each other,but we misspeak.What we mean is that we're raw opposing forcesthat come together and push apart,come together againto rub the edges off each other.We rumble. Like dragons.Like beasts with growls and roarsthat shake the house.With claws and small bites, wedraw blood—we meant it… Continue reading We rumble. Like Dragons. A Marriage Poem.

Planning & Project

What if quarantine didn’t bring you sudden extra time (or you’re not tackling that one project?)

I called one of our service providers today after receiving an email that there was an issue with the account. Normal hold times with this company are around 5-10 minutes, but I waited 120  before speaking to a person. When he did come on the line, he sounded so tired. I could tell he was… Continue reading What if quarantine didn’t bring you sudden extra time (or you’re not tackling that one project?)

Reading & Reviews

Book Review: The Wicked Wolves of Windsor by Byrd Nash

This collection of fairytale retellings takes source material and spins it, topples it, and raises it up again in delightful ways. I went into this collection thinking "standard fairy tales," but was quickly surprised by the wide range of settings, tone, and even POVs present here. While this is definitely a themed collection with heavy… Continue reading Book Review: The Wicked Wolves of Windsor by Byrd Nash