In dreams: “It’s for Jesus!”

July 19, 2014

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I keep thinking I should start a new weekly feature here on Mrs Metaphor called, “things my weird subconscious tells me at night.” About once a week I wake up remembering what I’ve dreamt. Nine times out of ten that dream fades within a few hours but sometimes it stays with me. Sometimes the dream […]

Another day in the life

July 13, 2014

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So, this is what I did this weekend, in case you were wondering- We can’t have furry pets in this house because of dander/allergy issues so instead we have become a foster family to a Russian Tortoise in the boys’ room and a Leopard Gecko in my daughter’s room. Despite some early trepidation about keeping […]

Good Letters: Jars of Clay

June 30, 2014

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I’ve got a post up today on Good Letters, the fine blog offered by that Image Journal magazine I like so much. If you’ve got a moment take time to check it out. In light of the heat the band (and front man, Dan Haseltine in particular) took a few weeks ago over a Twitter […]

Book release….Nearly Orthodox!

June 26, 2014

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So, this is cool. I got the release date for my book, Nearly Orthodox. If all things go according to plan and the zombie apocalypse doesn’t hit you’ll be able to pick up a copy of Nearly Orthodox on or around July 31st. You’ll have plenty of time to sit on the beach, sipping a […]

Air dancers

June 12, 2014

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Originally posted on Nearly Orthodox:
It has a name and it’s an awesome name. I was wondering about it for weeks, having driven by the same wind-whipped inflatable character near the car wash on Western Avenue. Its arms were outstretched, its wide smile and bright eyes popping out with each cycling of air through its…

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The more you know…

June 11, 2014

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On the way to school today, my youngest son Miles read every single billboard and street sign, offering a commentary on each one. He talked and read non stop. He’s wrapping up his last week of the third grade, his first year attending “real” school. He was a late reader due in part of our massively unstructured […]

The answer to gun violence…

June 6, 2014

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Yesterday a shooter opened fire at Seattle Pacific University, killing one and injuring several others. I sat forward in my chair when I read this because I have a number of friends who attend or teach at SPU. It was a strange feeling, two sides tugging at me; first about how unlikely it would be […]

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