Posts Tagged ‘tradition’

How Feminism (And Other Isms) Should On Us

Feminists can still love shoes

Don’t let any -ISM bully you into pursuing a passion that isn’t yours.


Remembering I Love Thanksgiving

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I always forget how much I love Thanksgiving. Every year since we moved away from Iowa, I have tried to avoid the inconvenience of putting together a replacement Thanksgiving, one that is not-quite right because we aren’t with our family back home. And every year, despite my best efforts, we have celebrated Thanksgiving wherever we […]


The Happiest

I am the happiest I have ever been in my life. It frightens me to say this, because I have learned the lesson about constant change well.  I know that nothing lasts forever, not even the things you really, really want to last.  But being afraid of that universal truth won’t make it less inevitable, […]


A Hole At The Table


My family is having Thanksgiving dinner without me today. My mom and my brothers, along with the rest of their families, will gather around a table and turkey, 1400 miles to the north of me in a small ranch house in Iowa.  They’ll laugh and they’ll eat and they’ll make fun of one another.  They’ll […]


A Photo Essay. For Emma.


Emma, Some day I will write down your very own Story of The Day You Were Born and you will carry on a tradition started by my own mom. Some day you will sit long enough to listen to me talk about the greatest day of my life (and you will likely use that against […]