Dogged in the Year of the Dog

I like making declarations for the new year. I feel like it centers and gives me focus and direction for the year ahead. These themed confessions I take part in each year haven’t required planning or plotting— they just are. The same way I wake up and know I have brown eyes, one December morning … Continue reading Dogged in the Year of the Dog

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A Year of Fear, but I’m Still Here

Today I am reflecting on what life has been like 12 months after the fate of a Trump presidency was sealed. The whole of 2016 moved at breakneck speed. You could just sense that the nation was changing and the magnitude of how important this election would be. I remember being hyper-focused, anticipating the outcome … Continue reading A Year of Fear, but I’m Still Here

How to Love When Thy Neighbor is Thy Enemy

"Love Thy Neighbor..." (CC BY-NC 2.0) by Orignaux Moose The holiday season is upon us, and for many, it has been a rough transition amid the post election day air. Tensions are high and yet the season is calling to us that "it is better to give than to receive" and "to love your neighbor as you love yourself."  How do we navigate … Continue reading How to Love When Thy Neighbor is Thy Enemy