Holy Saturday Haiku

March 30th, 2013

Hope met with silence. Bury your heart in that grave or believe it was true?

Palm Sunday Haiku

March 24th, 2013

Take off your cloak and lay it in the road and hope he hears your welcome

Lines for J. on her 28th Birthday

December 5th, 2012

(in conversation with Isaiah & G.F. Handel) How beautiful are The feet of her that preaches The gospel of peace Beautiful the hands That help things grow, sometimes with A tearing of roots Beautiful the eyes That cannot see the path but Welcome the next step Beautiful the face That through tears has come to […]

I’m Somewhere Else

September 11th, 2012

I arrived in St Andrews, Scotland yesterday. When I took my first wee walk around yesterday, the words that kept running through my head were “Holy Fucking Shit.” Colorful language, yes, but I guess that’s the voice awe speaks in my head. Here’s a few pics of what I know thus far. This is my […]

You Can Have My Heart: Fixing the end of the nearly-perfect ‘Snow White & the Huntsman’

June 28th, 2012

I accidentally ended up at the almost-midnight opening of Snow White & the Hunstman. I knew from the trailers that it would be visually intriguiging and was curious how the whole Snow White-as-warrior thing would work out, but I kept my expectations safely low. Within 30 seconds of the film’s opening, I was rapt and […]

Love Story

April 29th, 2012

My beloved friend Lucy honored me by asking me to help officiate her wedding to Kris. I’m still reeling from what this all meant to me, but one of the amazing things she asked me to do in the service was to tell Kris’s and her love story through an enchanted narrative. Kris and Lucy […]

Because the Odds are Not in Their Favor (Potential Hunger Games Spoilers Within)

April 19th, 2012

I’ve avoided writing about The Hunger Games on my blog because I’ve assigned the text for a class I’m teaching this summer, and didn’t want all my salient lecture points (or student paper topics) just sitting here willy nilly on my blog, but I’m breaking my rule because of an outstanding intertextual experience I had, […]

Little Did She Know…

May 17th, 2011

Late at night, Friday April 15, I wrote yet another post about the many businesses in my adopted neighborhood of Lower Queen Anne that were closing their doors. What I could never have predicted, is that only 12 hours later, I would receive notice that the place where I’ve worked since 2006, the entire reason […]

A Blessing & A Prayer

December 9th, 2010

Today was the final day of BTI 501 Introduction to the Hermeneutical Task at MHGS where I had the honor and privilege of assisting Prof. Dwight Friesen these past four months. Here’s the benediction I offered the students at the end of their first term of graduate school. A Blessing A Prayer May you read […]

Why Hogwarts Matters to Me

December 3rd, 2010

After a year of living in New York City on theater-intern pay, I had run out of book money. It’s almost physically painful for me to read and not be able to write in the book I’m reading, so purchasing is always my first choice. But, somewhere around Christmas 2004 I applied for a New […]