‘But for us, God is not that tiny’: Why I’m #withMalala

So I'm kind of selective about documentaries that I watch. Usually the documentaries I enjoy are about religious fundamentalism and cults or evangelical culture. I watch to learn, for research. The other night I rented two movies from Redbox: the new live action Cinderella and He Named Me Malala. I thought I'd learn something from … Continue reading ‘But for us, God is not that tiny’: Why I’m #withMalala

Outside the Box: What is joy?

  Another anonymous post, from a creative soul friend. Dear ****, I’m not writing this for you, cause I know you’ll never read it. I’m not writing this for you either, or you or you or you. I’m writing this for You, and I’m writing this for me. Did you know I was at a … Continue reading Outside the Box: What is joy?

Outside the Box: Verticality, sameness, and the world of The Giver

  My friend J.B started blogging this summer over at Finding Normalcy: Insights in a Noisy World. Here are his thoughts. Jonas wasn’t interested, just then, in wisdom. It was the colors that fascinated him. “Why can’t everyone see them? Why did colors disappear?” The Giver shrugged. “Our people made that choice, the choice to … Continue reading Outside the Box: Verticality, sameness, and the world of The Giver

Outside the Box: We are less fragile

  My friend Mary, who I knew as Elraen, was the first blogger I started regularly reading while I was in the box. She blogs at Threads of Stars. Here is her post. I grew up believing that I could break other people, break myself, break the world, with the smallest of missteps. There was … Continue reading Outside the Box: We are less fragile

Outside the Box: I wish I didn’t know

  Today's post is from a friend who wishes to remain anonymous.  Content note: marital rape Nostalgia is defined as a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. The memories of childhood often evoke feelings of longing for a time when happiness abounded. For … Continue reading Outside the Box: I wish I didn’t know