On Beyonce, Recovery Brownies and #WhyITribe

It started the way these things always do: my friends were doing it. Over the two and a half years that I spent in New York, [better known as: the years that shall not be named], several of my North Carolina friends joined a gym calledIron Tribe. … [Continue reading]

On Tamir Rice, and Watching Brothers Die.

I froze in horrified disbelief as you ran towards your brother, and it all came flooding back. The raw, suffocating desperation of watching your little brother die. I know it well--I once watched mine die, too. But this. This was different. You … [Continue reading]

How My Fitbit Ruined My Entire Life. [Tales From My Demon-Bracelet.]

Two weeks ago, Kellan and I were given twin Fitbits. You’ve heard of them, I presume? Gender-confused electronic bracelets designed to track every step you take and every mile you run, all in a valiant effort to coerce America into laying off the … [Continue reading]

Our first pictures of Nora Grace!

We've been talking a lot about Nora Grace around here because friends, I am straight up OBSESSED. :) For the record, I have a laundry list of other things we need to talk about [chiefly, my new Fitbit, which has singlehandedly destroyed my … [Continue reading]

Intentionally Inconvenienced.

I deal in extremes. Case in point, we’d been dating for about a year when Kellan took me to dinner at a restored southern mansion that seemed very much like the sort of place that might be haunted by the disgruntled ghost of Robert E. Lee. It was an … [Continue reading]

Adoption through the eyes of a once-orphan.

My Aunt and Uncle and their ten children [yes, ten!] are adopting a precious, eight year old little girl named Nora Grace with some special medical needs from China. I adore them, because they live their lives with a profound sense that when Jesus … [Continue reading]