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We Had Lived

We Had Lived

  We Had Lived Nonfiction   Published in The Linnet’s Wings Summer 2014 In case my brother dies before me, he and I have already planned his funeral. It will go, more or less, something like this: Friends and family will file into the church. A few whispers, a...
A Day in the District

A Day in the District

  A Day in the District Nonfiction   Published in Page & Spine July 2014      One year ago, I lived in Washington, D.C. I walked amid suits and skyscrapers, museums and monuments. Every building declared that this was a Very Important City, and every politician...
I Am Lord Voldemort

I Am Lord Voldemort

  I Am Lord Voldemort Nonfiction   Published in Flux June 2014 Let’s talk about Voldemort. He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. The man—or thing—with seven horcruxes. Sometimes I feel like him. Not because I cast spells or lead an army of Death Eaters or kill people, but because...
On Criticism

On Criticism

  On Criticism Nonfiction   Published in Dialogue Volume 45, Issue 3 March 2013 We live in a culture of criticism. If a movie review does not include at least one downside, we can’t trust it–it’s biased and superficial. If a student agrees with a...
Pillow Talk: Improving Dialogue about Christian Sexuality

Pillow Talk: Improving Dialogue about Christian Sexuality

  Pillow Talk: Improving Dialogue about Christian Sexuality Nonfiction   Published in Perspectives March/April 2012 When I stumble upon words like “sex” or “seduction” or “flirtation,” I tend to keep reading. I don’t think I...