The arena.

8.19.20 Dad, I have been waiting on this a long time. Mulling over when and how to express something so lofty. So precious as life. Like holding a bird in your hands. Cupping them firmly enough so he doesn’t fly away but gently so as not to harm him. I think the truth is often […]

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Helheimr!

5.5.2020 Dear dad, I suppose you, and the people (I know, our letters are indeed seen by more eyes than our own), are probably tired of hearing about movies. The thing is, I just can’t help it. When I watch movies or read books, pieces of their stories inevitably and loudly speak to my own. […]

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The Muses.

4.16.2020 Dear dad, “Would you listen to him? He’s making the story sound like some great tragedy.” “Lighten up dude.” “We’ll take it from here darling.” You go girls. “We are the Muses, goddesses of the arts and proclaimers of heroes.” I am tempted to type out the whole song here, but surely it would […]

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Essential work.

3.26.20 Dear dad, There are a lot of things to think about in quarantine. I honestly don’t know how extroverts handle it. I am sure the challenge for them is its own beast. I cannot speak to their frustration, but for my fellow introverts, the abyss is our own minds. We edge ever so closely […]

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O clement, COVID-19.

3.14.20 Dear dad, There are so many voices to be heard right now. Right now, and always really. One that speaks particularly loudly, though, is uncertainty. Whether you call it fear of the unknown or lack of control, we, as humans, can be plagued, paralyzed and poisoned by it. I would say good stewardship requires […]

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