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Words of Life

We’ve really not done right by the Bible, y’all. Here’s ...

Authority vs. Knowledge

When I was a kid, I thought that my parents ...

Sounds like not-a-me-problem

When I was younger, in my certainty-loving, ultra-controlled churches, there ...

A New Year

Thirty-eight is just old enough to really get into some ...

Living With Ants

This is the second in a multi-part series in which ...

Birding in Winter

This is the first in a multi-part series in which ...

The Smell of Drowning

For most of my childhood we lived near water—either the ...

“I’ll cut you up in little pieces and hide you in the walls.”

One night in college, a group of girls in my ...

Pro-Boob Propaganda

 Though he died when I was only 18, Billy Wilder ...
favorite things in 2020

Favorite Things Written and Read in 2020

Okay, since no one else is going to say it, ...

Small Girl Mows Small Lawn

A local six-year-old stunned many last week by doing what, ...
The Integration Diaries: The most radical thing a parent can say.

The Integration Diaries: The most radical thing a parent can say.

Sometimes the kids are alright. Sometimes they aren’t. When they ...
how i talk to my white kid about racism

How I talk to my white kid about racism.

I can’t tell you the perfect way to do it. ...
bekah and lewis in the car

A decade of being bravely underwhelming.

In late December 2009, ten years ago, I did something ...
Which San Antonio ISD schools suspend and expel the most students

Which San Antonio ISD schools suspend and expel the most students?

Last month, San Antonio ISD adopted a new code of ...