On March

Even when I’m sad – and devastated – there’s a part of me that remains hopeful. There’s the part of me that whispers, “God is still good. He will still take care of you, Janie.” Without that hope, all would be lost. I would have nothing.   I have to believe that it’s also dangerous … Continue reading

It’s Hard to Handle

“It’s Hard to Handle”   Life is getting really hard to handle without you.   It’s a daunting task. It’s a darkened stairwell. It’s a windowless room. Life is really hard to handle without you.   It’s half the fun. It’s twice the work. It’s not what it seemed. Life is hard to handle without … Continue reading

Sometimes, I Let Myself

Sometimes, I let myself be upset. Not everyone will understand this notion. Some may condemn me for it. Some may attempt to reason me out of it. Some may spiritualize it.   Sometimes, I let myself be upset. Sometimes, I lose my will. Sometimes, I want to be alone. Sometimes, I don’t want to talk. … Continue reading

Photo by Barry Feinstein. Bob Dylan, Aust Ferry, Aust, England, 1966.

Forever Young

  Incredibly, this month has truly escaped me. It’s been busy. It’s been productive. It’s been good. All-in-all, it’s been good.     I’ve rung in the New Year with anticipation, eager to leave 2011 behind. I’ve begun, endured, and now nearly completed Winter Session. I’ve learned about climate processes and minerals and geological hazards. … Continue reading

The Connecting Piece

Oftentimes, I write when I can. I wish I wrote more, but as we all know, life gets busy. Consequently, my aim is to begin writing about what I’ve been dwelling on that week, to a certain extent. My inspiration for that week, we could call it. Books. Films. Music. Places. People. Thoughts.     … Continue reading

Two, A Pair

Today, it’s been a — It’s been two years. Sometimes, those two feel like long ones, but not always. I can’t always say that it’s been a long two years. Lately, it just feels like Two years. Combined, they make a unit, of sorts. One would cease to exist without the other. As old lovers … Continue reading

Should Luck Exist

  Perhaps I should be concerned. As all American children learn, I assume, I, too, am aware that black cats are unlucky; especially if they are entirely black, and most especially if they cross the road before you. Should it be a surprise that one crossed my path today, while I was out driving? Should … Continue reading

Nature & Grace

Tonight, I may have skipped Life Group to see a movie. It sounds terrible, yes, but I had good reason: the family was going to see The Tree of Life. While there is much to be said about this film, in my mind, some of the most poignant portions of the movie appeared early. Amid … Continue reading

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Full Swing

Yes, I am alive. And either fortunately or unfortunately – or, more likely, a bit of both – senior year is in full swing. Though I’m a Blue Hen forever now, as a former transfer student, I’m doing some serious catch-up work. Which really means I’m taking nothing but Communication courses this semester. And as … Continue reading

When It Rains

September is closing in on us, and senior year is at full tilt. Still, it hasn’t completely hit me. I’m not a hundred percent on my game. I feel as though I’ve yet to fully immerse myself. I was excited. A little nervous, perhaps, but excited. Looking forward to my final year as an undergrad. … Continue reading