6 years ago with 23 comments
I heard a nice idea from my sister: every time something happens that you’re really thankful for, you write it on a piece of paper and put it in a jar. Then, at the end of the year, you read the pieces of paper, to remember all the good things. I think I missed some big ones — I guess I forgot to keep putting stuff in the jar — and some of the things are on a whole nother ...

Dark Backward

7 years ago with 11 comments
I dug out my old journals, from about January ’02 to present. I am trying to figure out once and for all what happened when, so I can make sense of a couple of things. Here they are:   Um holy crap you guys, I think a lot.


8 years ago with 11 comments
The first few mornings in Peru, the roosters next door woke me up. There was what sounded like a field full of them next door, a whole tribe, saluting the sun hours before it would arrive. We were up at five and off to the chapel for morning prayers. Then back to bed — lucky for me, it took me a long time to realize that 5-6am was supposed to be private prayer time in our rooms, not nap ...