Tag: books

For Annie on her 60th birthday

Today is Annie Hammon’s 60th birthday. For those who don’t know, Annie is my Aunt by marriage (and also choice). She is my dad’s wife’s sister (hi Ruth!). Previously, I have written reflections on the terminal illness (#effcancer) her husband Chris lived with for too many years. Ruth presented Annie with a collection of pictures and pieces from friends far…

Our Story (or at least part of it)

Ever since I moved back to Louisville, my three best friends from high school and I have made a tradition of getting together for “girls night.” Normally, we will meet at my house, order pizza, and talk about life. But, last night, I was tired of my house, and my girls had other plans in mind. Jodi suggested a restaurant…

My February 2016 Reading List

I am sad to report that January came and went without me cracking the spine of a new book. As February gets underway, I am reminded of the Biblical mandate to be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2b). Reading is not only one of my favorite hobbies, but it allows me to step into someone else’s mind and heart, learning what it truly means to empathize with another’s experience.

30 before 30

As you know, I am approaching the end of this decade of life. In an attempt not to waste this last year and 11 months of my 20s, I made a 30 before 30 bucket list. Normally, I don’t share my New Year’s Resolutions with people, but today, I’m doing something different and difficult for me: Posting my list for…