Stories

[Very] Short Story: “The Wolf”

Here is another [very] short story I wrote for my writing class. Again, I’d love any feedback or constructive (or destructive) criticism. I also want to keep designing more, so I’ve decided to design an image to go with each short story I post.…

May 17, 2017
Life & Health Theology

Joy and Sadness Mixed on Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! For some, it really is a happy day – a day of remembering the selfless love of someone who gave them life, or gave life to those they love. But this year, for probably the first time in my life, I…

May 14, 2017
Stories

Writing Stories & My Literary Crush

So in some ways this post scares me more than writing about death or cancer or chemo. At the same time, it is way more exciting than death or cancer or chemo. I’m going to try to start something new on my blog, and…

April 26, 2017
Books

Reading Review – 2016

I’m a little late on my reading review from 2016. I blame the chemo. Unfortunately, also due to the chemo, I wasn’t able to read as much as I normally do. So I should caveat here that I typically only put books here that…

February 23, 2017
Life & Health Theology

Silence, the Death of God, & Holy Saturday

Silence has been a great companion to me recently. I mean both the word “silence” and at the same time the movie/book Silence. For many people, that seems like an odd or dismal thing to say. Silence can be maddening. Everyone starts fidgeting in church…

February 16, 2017
Life & Health

Contemplating Chemotherapy: Is this the End?

Most of you know that I have recently finished my prescribed 6 Rounds of chemo, and yesterday morning I got the results of my latest CT scan back during my meeting with my oncologist. I shared a brief update on social media but wanted…

February 3, 2017
Books Theology

Reflection and Discussion of: Silence – the Book & Movie

I will say without reservation that Silence has already become one of my favorite movies, and is likely to remain in that position for a long time (right behind Calvary – which is amazing). Part of this is because it magnificently adapts Shusaku Endo’s book, Silence…

January 31, 2017