Friendly Fear

Growing up, my sister and I would go snake hunting on my grandparents’ farm, lifting up wood planks and empty metal watering troughs in hopes of finding a slithery serpent. We carried only a garden hoe, which, as all good southerners know, is a choice defense against a snake…

The Thing You Need To Do

Today is the first day of 2017. It’s Sunday. It’s 8am. And my only resolve is to write a new blog post. I am snuggled on the couch, two blankets, one computer, a pug and me. I am drinking coffee from a mug I received for Christmas. The mug is both cute and accurate…

Who Am I Becoming?

We’ve all heard that we become like the company we keep. We usually use this adage as fuel for getting our kids to choose better friends and, sometimes, we even use it to let go of our own. Like many profound ideas, we focus on how it serves us and alienates others. But what if it is just as important the other way around?…