On Saturday I climbed part of a mountain. It was awful and awesome. This past weekend three friends and I traveled north to my favorite Dominican city, Jarabacoa. Jarabacoa is in the mountains and it's beautiful and there are waterfalls and rivers all around. So on Saturday morning we got up and we got on … Continue reading I climbed (part of) a mountain
I haven't been blogging a lot lately. Here's why. I started blogging for the same reason I started doing a lot of things - I want people to like me. I want people to think I'm cool and smart. I wanted likes and comments and praise and fans. It sounds silly and feels weird to … Continue reading Here’s the thing about identity
I went to a fairly popular Christian university called Cedarville. Most young Christians in the Mid West have heard of Cedarville, which is in southwest Ohio in the middle of a bunch of cornfields. When I meet someone who has heard of Cedarville we inevitably play this game: Person: “Do you know this person? They … Continue reading Here’s the thing about friends
When I was interviewing for teaching jobs during my last year of college, one question I asked each school was, "How much of your student population is made up of natives?" I did not want to move all the way to Honduras just to teach American kids, when I could've just as well stayed in … Continue reading Here’s the thing about blonde baby dolls
This week was a perfectly ordinary one spent at home with my cat. Each day I went to school, came home for lunch, reading, and a nap, tutored, wrote a chapter of Grayson (second draft, let's do this), read some more, and watched TV. It was great. Four weeks from today I'll be in Brooklyn. Articles … Continue reading Check this out!
This is late again but I have another good excuse. THREE good excuses. This week I was sick and busy (that's two) and our internet keeps cutting in and out. This week was also Semana de Chispa (Spirit Week) at school and our last week of tutoring until 2014. This week I went to my … Continue reading Check this out!
My friend Rebecca sent me the link to an article that she thought I would enjoy. The title and subtitle of the article instantly grabbed my attention. Being Gay at Jerry Falwell's University: A former student's account of coming out at Liberty University. Honestly, I wasn't sure who Jerry Falwell is, but I had definitely heard of … Continue reading Here’s someone else’s thing