I don’t want to live in your virtual world.

Yes, I value my new phone with its better camera, with its longer-lasting battery, with its sleeker shape, with its extra storage space for more podcasts. But is that the world I want to live in? Hardly. It’s a tool I use to enhance my experience of what is really out there, what I really…

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the things i could tell you (why i’ve been gone so long)

I could tell you about the fact that I got married two whole weeks ago and somehow managed not to post about it until now. I could tell you how incredibly anxious and stressed I was for months on end, so much so that I had to leave everything else behind, but how relieved I…

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rest in our reality

Today, it’s raining. The air outside our home smells like wood fire, cold temperatures, and wet leaves. There’s a goat screaming in the pasture; she’s hungry, as always, and she’d rather stand in the rain and tell us about it than curl up with her family in the shed we built for them. I’m about…

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…when your baby goat goes missing

When your baby goat goes missing, you’ll probably never get an answer. You’ll wander in the woods for hours, scraping your legs, brushing against ivy and oak, pulling spiderwebs from your hair, trying to catch the ticks and beat off the mosquitoes, but you won’t find her. You’ll call out her name and remember she…

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