The Voiceless

I don’t actually remember this happening, as tends to be the case when something traumatic or core-shaking happens to me, but the story goes as follows. I was in fifth or sixth grade and had just started attending a Lutheran school. One day, for some reason, the topic during a class discussion turned to animals […]

Reason in Chaos

When you least expect it, the tide can change — in either direction. One moment it all seems so daunting; it all seems so endless. There’s a mountain before you — maybe even an entire range — and you wonder how you’ll ever move it. Truth: It’s not meant to be moved. It’s there to […]

Handle with care.

You know that line that’s often printed on a box or tape? It signals to others that there’s fragile, sometimes highly valuable cargo inside. Handle with care. We heed its warning and treat the items accordingly. We protect them, guard them and can’t wait to show them off or display them with pride. Breakable. We […]