Category Archives: Random

complete strangers kissing for the first time

this video, by tatia pilieva, has been all over the interwebz since yesterday and it documents strangers kissing for the very first time. it makes me feel all kinds of uncomfortable and awkward but i love it.

caroline divide

this post has been percolating for quite some time as my mind is like a vast sea of confusion… about what, you say? life. and the next step. most of my friends have long since settled down into one place. but me, i spent my 20s and part of my 30s moving back and forth […]

what lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why…

i remember reading this in college and falling in love with it… What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why (Sonnet XLIII) by Edna St. Vincent Millay What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why, I have forgotten, and what arms have lain Under my head till morning; but the rain […]

i am much too alone in this world, yet not alone

always loved this rilke poem… I Am Much Too Alone in This World, Yet Not Alone by Rainer Maria Rilke I am much too alone in this world, yet not alone enough to truly consecrate the hour. I am much too small in this world, yet not small enough to be to you just object […]

people get stuck…

i picked up this book by donald miller last month after hearing about it for a couple of years and then being reminded of it when erin loechner referenced it in her post about slowing down. excellent read, by the way. she mentioned a passage in it that said: “People get stuck, thinking they are […]

a beautiful girl can make you dizzy…

beautiful girls. from the beautiful girls facebook page one of my favorite films. it came out in 1996 when i was working at these independent, art house theaters in raleigh, north carolina. one of the perks of the job was being allowed to watch anything and everything whenever we wanted and luckily i was able […]

but for her it will be weightier…

found this poem in an old sketchbook of mine and thought i’d share. witness by martha collins If she says something now he’ll say it’s not true if he says it’s not true they’ll think it’s not true if they think it’s not true it will be nothing new but for her it will be […]


“you’re only as sick as your secrets.” — rick warren you hear that quote a lot, whether it’s from aa or the dude above, and hearing it again recently really got me thinking. as i said in this post, i toy with the idea of revealing more. but honestly, it scares the shit out of […]


i’ve been feeling the need, more so lately, for an outlet. everyday i compose things i want to write here but i worry about revealing too much… do i want to completely expose myself, my life, my faults? i’m not sure… i do and i don’t. honestly, i hate being judged. actually it’s more that i […]

the aftermath of steubenville

another day, another rape case. this time, two teenage boys raping a 16-year old girl. today, they were found guilty. they were tried as juveniles so even with the guilty verdict, they’ll be free in a few short years and will move on with their lives, almost like nothing ever happened. the girl, well, the […]