Emancipation Obfuscation

September 12, 2011

On Friday, August 19, 2011, Damien Echols, age 36, was suddenly released from death row, while Jason Baldwin (34) and Jessie Misskelley (36) were released from life imprisonment sentences, after spending half their lives in prison for murders to which they maintain their innocence. Their pleas allowed them to declare their innocence, while also requiring […]

Change of Pace

August 9, 2010

I need time to think…I need to read, and get lost in other people’s life stories. I need to write, and process my reactions to and interactions with the world. I need to quiet my mind so that my thoughts do not overwhelm me, so that my anxiousness does not consume me, so that I am not debilitated by what should be and what has not been. I need to listen to my characters and get them on paper so they’ll shut the hell up and let me get on to more pressing issues of solving the poverty crises or understanding God (both of which, I am fully aware, are impossible endeavors). I only have an hour to fit it all in.

Irrational Season

January 31, 2010

I thought about her joy, and her pain, and I realized I didn’t have the words to express Mary’s significance.
I didn’t have the words unless they were iconic words.
Words that painted a picture of an epic truth beyond themselves.

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