Monthly Archives: July 2014

set me as a seal upon your arm. 4

No sense in burying the lede: Mike and I went on our anniversary to get tattoos. Neither modern nor traditional lists name ink as a fourteenth anniversary gift, but maybe they should. Maybe it’s even a little bit Song of Solomon: Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, […]

on taking a break from church (a review of how to be a christian without going to church by kelly bean). 1

I haven’t been to church in a couple of months. I needed a break, not from God but from some of the dynamics that inevitably appear when you attend a church for over a decade. It’s been nice in some ways, a relief. But in other ways, I feel a little bit unmoored. My Sundays […]

what I have been reading (beach reads edition). 0

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) (via the public library) I probably don’t need to say much about this book since it’s by J.K. Rowling, but I enjoy a good mystery novel and this one hit the spot. I could sort of see the pieces coming together but couldn’t quite guess how […]

the world cup at our house. 0

I never updated about how Atticus’s soccer season went, and that is because it was bad. He did okay, for the most part, but he is stubborn and a little bit nervous around crowds. I think that even if he had had a coach who was good with his age group and who had shown […]