“It was like my nice, happy mommy flew away,” my oldest daughter told me. The self I had known for 31 years was suddenly gone, or so it seemed. And left in her place was a person I did not know how to be, did not want to be. All I felt, all the time, […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
For months I have been feeling an uncomfortable sense of stagnation. After climbing steep mountains and traversing near-bottomless caverns for several years, it has been strange to find myself on a plateau with very little variation in altitude. In some ways it has been very good. Stability is a welcome reprieve after years of turmoil. […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
[Revised version of an essay originally written July 6, 2007] In the weeks after the deaths of my brother Steven and his wife Catheryn, I found a photograph that instantly gripped me. In the photo, Steven was standing next to a statue of his recently adopted hero, Benjamin Franklin, along the Freedom Trail in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Sometimes something happens and the only way I know how to process it is to write about it. That’s why I’m sitting here at the computer, still in my pajamas so late in the morning. A woman I don’t know came to the door a few minutes ago. She was looking for my next-door neighbor–her […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly . . . into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. -Revelation 12:14 A few months ago we found out that we would have to […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
[I originally wrote this post in May of 2013 on a private blog.] Twelve years ago I was temporarily living at my grandma’s house in Springville, UT. I had finished my sophomore year at BYU, and I was engaged to be married on June 29. I had known Reid for about nine months. Looking back it’s […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.