To Every Thing There is a Season

So I did it. I finally got around to deleting Facebook. Not our group page, Love for the Maslins, which a friend started for us the day after TC’s assault and which I still use to post occasional brain injury and book updates, but my personal Facebook page – the one I began in 2005 as a […]

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Get Over Yourself Already (A Letter to Myself)

Dear Abby, I want to talk about self-centeredness for a minute – that ugly word we throw around to describe irrationally pretty people or that dude in line at Starbucks who managed to snag the very last old fashioned donut. It’s a word we love to apply to other people, but one that, unfortunately, describes […]

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Here’s to Doing Better in 2018

Hello, blog. Writing here is like connecting with a long-lost friend. A little uneasy at first, but hoping to find my footing once more. And listen, I know people don’t read things nearly as long as blogs anymore, but maybe blogs will be retro again in 2018? Who knows? I’m definitely striving for a longer attention […]

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There is No Humanity Without Humility

This is a weird time to be a writer/blogger/human in the world. Over the past few months I’ve experienced a thousand impulses to sit down and put my feelings in writing. And most every time, I get a few hundred words along and then I freeze, stumped by several realizations: The internet is hemorrhaging opinions […]

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January of intentional living

​I’m a few weeks later than I hoped to be with this post, but better late than never when it comes to intentional living I say. This year our family is adopting one new habit each month to help us create a lessful wasteful lifestyle. Never before has this goal been more important to me […]

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The Danger (and Pointlessness) of False Equivalencies

Drawing by Nica Andor (Twitter: @NicaMinoru) Social media is one warped place these days. Ain’t no one on Facebook who doesn’t have an opinion and I, for one, think that’s great. We should care what’s happening in the world around us, even if we don’t share the same vision. It shows we’re engaged, that we’re […]

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a year of intentional living

 Hello, 2017. And a happy new year to all. In full disclosure, I’ve started this blog about half a dozen times already, searching for the right words to introduce this seemingly random topic and then catching myself in boring, long winded explanations of all the post-election epiphanies I’ve experienced over the past two months. So, let […]

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Finding grace

A visiting artist in Capitol Hill erected this mural over the weekend in honor of Native Peoples’ request to have the Redskins name changed. Friends –  I invite you here to share in an honest conversation. The last four years of my life have involved a full-out, knock-down battle against faith. When TC was assaulted, […]

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Dear Hillary,

I don’t know where to begin. The past nearly 72 hours have been an intense struggle. I’ve felt rage, intense sadness, and the feeling I’ve condemned for the entirety of this election: fear. Like your other supporters, I am stunned by the outcome announced early Wednesday morning. I can only suppose that the hot hypothesis […]

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What Happens on November 9th?

What will happen this Election Day — Tuesday, November 8th? It’s an all consuming question, one holding millions of American minds hostage (even if the abundance of Tweet storms, news coverage, and polls have already given us compelling indication that Trump has only a minimal chance at victory). But I’m not sure it’s the most important question […]

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