We’ve been here before: Eugene Peterson and LGBTQ loss

By now you’ve probably seen the retraction from Eugene Peterson.  Just yesterday, the internet was abuzz with the news that Peterson affirmed same-sex marriage and would even officiate a gay wedding.  But today came the news that Peterson was disavowing his words in the interview. When I heard this, my heart hit the floor.  Once… Read More We’ve been here before: Eugene Peterson and LGBTQ loss

Driving through the desert, Day 3.5: the day I learned to SLO down and go wine-tasting with Melvin.

It was time to relax. I decided that I would definitely need a day to just rest and have fun, so I decided to spend an extra day in SLO (San Luis Obispo).  SLO has rapidly become my favorite place to visit in California; it has all the wine, good food, and ambiance of Santa… Read More Driving through the desert, Day 3.5: the day I learned to SLO down and go wine-tasting with Melvin.

Driving through the desert, Day 3: the night I slept like a baby and missed a once in a lifetime photograph

(For a recap of my journey, start on Day 1) I was pretty tired after my long day out on Carrizo Plain, but of course that didn’t stop me from looking for photo opportunities. Earlier in June I had taken the scenic route to SLO, and I had really wanted to get a picture of oak… Read More Driving through the desert, Day 3: the night I slept like a baby and missed a once in a lifetime photograph

Driving through the desert Day 2.5: the day where it took me ten hours to go 100 miles.

People say it’s hard to come down from the mountaintop. I found it to be the opposite: coming down from the mountaintop is euphoric.  Getting to the top of the mountain is exhausting, scary, and uncertain.  It’s after the mountaintop experience when you begin to process the feeling of accomplishment and growth that it becomes… Read More Driving through the desert Day 2.5: the day where it took me ten hours to go 100 miles.

Today

When I think about this day, I don’t think so much about the history and the politics. I think about Becky and Myrna, and their joy together as they walked down the aisle. I think of Richard and Dean, who will celebrate together in a beautiful ceremony in North Carolina. I think of Michael and… Read More Today