You all know that I'm helping with an upcoming Archdiocesan Synod; or, if you didn't know, now you do, I guess. In November, our Archdiocese will host a Synod, which will gather hundreds of folks to talk Jesus and church and stuff. Honestly, "helping" with the upcoming Synod kind of looks a lot like "nodding... Continue Reading →
I feel like my life is so, so, so many things right now that I'm having trouble sorting through all of them and focusing on any one of them for long enough to write a couple hundred words on it. So, instead, maybe I'll just toss out ten minutes worth of brain-on-page and you can... Continue Reading →
My sister went to circus class yesterday. And she rocked it. How good is circus?!?!? WAY TO GO, CEEBS!!!
I'm absolutely beat by the experience, even though it was good and informative and I got to talk to a million people which is kind of my goal on a given day. I just wanted to say: hey, I'm not dead and I have not given up this here blog. But, I am going to... Continue Reading →
You know that one understanding where you know that everyone's life experience/ reflections are different that yours, but, most of the time you don't think about that too much? "Yes" to this on my end, at least. But, every now and again, I will go into reflection-mode and realize, really, how individual my experience is.... Continue Reading →
My brother has all of the musical stuff. He's the one who bought me my ukulele. He's the one who wakes up and goes downstairs to strum a few riffs through the orange amps in the basement. The other day, I walked downstairs, to where he was playing on one of his electrical guitars, and... Continue Reading →
-1- It has been SO COLD here. And snowy. I keep hoping that I can bust out my pumps...and, day after day, there go my boots. Again. -2- I gave a talk at a conference this weekend. It was a chastity talk. To a bunch of middle schoolers. I actually have a lot of opinions... Continue Reading →
Did you want to take a quick minute and talk about CIRCUS?!?! I thought so. Yo, so, I showed up at class yesterday and the teachers said, "Nell, come here," and I did and they handed me an envelope and I was like, "What's this?" AND IT TURNS OUT IT WAS TWO FREE TICKETS TO... Continue Reading →
Otherwise, I forget...
Here's the thing about birthdays: it is the oldest you have ever been. So, there are any number of people turning, say, seventeen today. And, to me, that seems very, very young and what not. But, to them, it is the oldest they have ever been. And they're probably dealing with a bit of angst... Continue Reading →