Category: Just Life

I Have Nothing to Write

Writing a new play always hammers this truth back into my head: I have nothing to write.

I know—I’m a writer. I write things. It’s what I do. But the truth remains that I really have nothing to write.

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What I’ve Been Reading: June 2019

Summer is making me so happy because I’m finding more time to read! Between twilit evenings when I can just sit and savor a few chapters and Saturdays I spend baking or painting while listening to an audiobook, I am thoroughly enjoying the extra helpings of literature I’ve gotten this June.

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A Little {just life} List

I’m drafting a new play this week (yep, I know I just finished one). And what that means is…my time and creativity for blogposts are at minimum levels. That being the case, today’s post is just a little list of ordinary things I’ve encountered lately.

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What I’ve Been Reading: May 2019

The first week of June means a new post in my What I’ve Been Reading series! (You can find last month’s installment here.) Below is a rundown of the books (and music) I encountered in May and what I thought of each.

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Grecian Travels, May 2019

Those of you who follow our Instagram already know why I was AWOL for the last two weeks. For those who don’t know, here is the rather prosaic reason: I was on summer vacation.

…in Greece!

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What I’ve Been Reading: April 2019

In last year’s poll, many of you expressed interest in hearing more book recommendations, and my April post about What I’d Been Reading for the first three months of 2019 was received well. So, I’ve decided tentatively to install a regular post where I’ll share with you my thoughts on the books I’ve read each month (and the music I’ve listened to—keep reading!).

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Siblings, Real and Imagined

I love siblings. Especially this one. She’s the best. (The one on the left.)

Siblings are also some of my favorite kinds of people to imagine.

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What I’ve Been Reading: January, February, March 2019

I think spring just sprang. (Finally!) I love my cardigans and fuzzy socks, but at the moment I’m all in for this change of season. Bring on the warm afternoons, the green rains, and all the breezes, blooms, and birdsongs! Now that April has arrived, I’ve come to the reluctant realization that a quarter of […]

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A Toddler in a Lion Suit: Cultivating Dreams

White sheets for snow, Christmas tree skirts for capes, a tent for a cave. The White Witch in a wedding dress, and a three-year-old Aslan in a lion suit.

I was reminiscing last week as I rewatched video recordings of some of the first plays I ever acted in.

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Imitate Me: Faramir, Fanny, and Other Characters I Loved

When I first read The Lord of the Rings in junior high, Faramir was probably my favorite character. I admired his quiet faithfulness, humility, courage, and care for others. Moreover, I felt I could relate to him as a younger sibling with an extraordinary, high-achieving older sibling, especially since, at that time, I was battling feelings of insecurity and […]

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