Tag Archives: community

on good things & wide circles

It’s been almost eight months since we left Jackson, Mississippi. I lived there for seven years, in dorm rooms, in a tiny apartment with my sweet friends from college, in a house on the corner with Jenna that first year … Continue reading

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5 tips for engaging your neighbors

Life’s trajectory seems designed to move us further and further apart from one another. First you live in a 12×12 dorm room that you share with another human being. Then you move to an apartment. Then you move to a … Continue reading

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on zip codes, neighborhoods, and villages

Last week I had the privilege of participating in a house meeting. That phrase, “house meeting,” mostly makes me think of a group of roommates sitting down to figure out, really, WHO is leaving those gross dishes in the sink. … Continue reading

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on christmas cards, avocados & friendship

When I was a little girl, I loved getting the mail. So did all four of my brothers and sisters, so we had assigned “mail days” where we were permitted to retrieve it. (We also had assigned seats at the … Continue reading

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what’s good about life

walking hand in hand with your dad & realizing that, even at 22, you’re still his girl. tight hugs from little kids. running a half marathon behind a guy with a t shirt that says “don’t let the 53 year … Continue reading

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little drops of water

a couple of weeks ago I went to Kroger after a rough day at school. this was a mistake. the Kroger on i55 is stressful enough on a normal day (no parking! totally backwards from college Kroger!) but after a … Continue reading

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acción de gracias

I taught my kiddos how to say “thanksgiving” in spanish last week. acción de gracias. loosely, directly translated it means “action of thanks.” I like that. & here just ten of the dozens of things I’m super thankful for. one :: … Continue reading

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