Posted in November 2013

If I Hear You Go Quiet

If I Hear You Go Quiet

When I was a little girl, long black hair swinging in the wind, I accompanied my Opa and Oma to church one Sunday morning. They attended a small Mennonite Brethren church, not unlike the one my family attended at the time, filled with industrious, strong and steady German immigrants. As we shuffled down the aisle, … Continue reading

In Defense Of Nothingness

In Defense Of Nothingness

My house is quiet. Quiet enough that I can hear the hum of the refrigerator and the bubbles furiously fizzing in the drink beside me. The lights are dim. Our little fake Christmas tree is glowing at me. I spent the morning decorating it while my husband and son watched Elf in their cozy jammies (I … Continue reading

Letter to My Magazines: What Women Want

Letter to My Magazines: What Women Want

“We want to feel beautiful in our own skin. Not 20 pounds from now. Right now.” Look, I’ll admit it: we’ve had some good times together. I’ve spent more time with you–unhealthy though it may be–than I care to disclose. I might even have a subscription. I love sinking into a steaming hot tub and … Continue reading

Dear Happy Costco People . . .

Dear Happy Costco People . . .

I am sharing some BIG feelings today. About Costco. Are you filled with warm fuzzies at the mere mention of Costco? Does being crammed into a warehouse with three hundred of your nearest and dearest inspire a sense of community in your soul? Do you get psyched for your thimbleful of mixed berry smoothie, even … Continue reading