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 […]

What Happened To Me Tuesday

March 24th, 2012

This What can I say? I am astounded, dumbfounded, profoundly humbled, and indescribably grateful. And a little bit closer to leaving Seattle. [no comment]

Miss Representation

March 20th, 2012

This Wednesday at The Seattle School, I’ll be one of 7 panelists for a screening of this excellent documentary. We’ll be discussing portrayals of women in media, and no doubt lots of feminist theology goodness! Come, if you like.

Writing Papers for Fun & Amusement (and battling personal demons)

March 9th, 2012

It’s been about a month since I presented my Harry Potter research at the 2012 Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association’s conference. Per the growing trend in my life, I wrote the paper in order to address some personal questions. Some people make art installations; I write research papers. I’m learning to accept this about […]

Celtic Prayer

February 27th, 2012

I’ve been fortunate this spring to be an assistant instructor for the Celtic Spirituality class at The Seattle School, taught by Tom Cashman. This week, students brought in prayers they had written in the Celtic style, some features of which include a Trinitarian focus, attention to nature and specifics of everyday life, a rhythmic structure, […]

What I Do in ABQ

February 19th, 2012

Last week, Ian and I reunited for our third trip to the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It’s a fascinating blend of faculty, doctoral/grad students, undergrads and random smart people, all getting together for four days of watching people present papers on anything and everything relating to Pop Culture […]

“Worthy of What One Great Woman Should Have Written of Another”: Gaskell’s Life of Brontë

May 23rd, 2011

The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell My rating: 4 of 5 stars In my late teens, I read nearly every Charlotte Brontë biography in the cannon, except the most famous one: the one written by her friend, fellow author Elizabeth Gaskell. I skipped it for a few reasons. One, every contemporary biography essentially […]

The Rollerama of Resurrection Songs

April 24th, 2011

One of the best things Evangelicalism ever brought us. Thank you Keith.

For Unto Us A Hobbit Is Given

April 15th, 2011

It’s an amazing day to be alive. It’s as if Father Christmas made it possible to relive all your favorite Christmases past, only you’d be reliving them in the present and receiving all new gifts. It’s as if, when walking out your front door this morning you discovered, instead of being in your cul de […]

You Didn’t Ask For It, But Here It Is: Bulletin Board of the Board Video Blog

March 11th, 2011

It’s all about the Yank Can, people. I ain’t kidding. And it’s LOOOOOOOONG. Enjoy.