How Then Shall We Live?

My friend Emily lives in Uganda, a 6-foot-tall white girl in East Africa. She has a tattoo on her wrist, on the outside part that would be facing down if you shook hands with her….

Marathon Clichés

I’m running my first marathon tomorrow, and everything I’ve learned through the (pretty grueling) training would be perfectly suited to a poster with a bald eagle on it. Things like: ‘Perseverance: Every time you can’t…

Becky Straw, Ember Hero

My company, Ember Arts, chose Becky Straw as our Fall 2012 Ember Hero. We’re donating 50% of all online sales now thru November 9th to her organization, The Adventure Project! Shop our new Fall Lineup here!…

This Year on Earth

I’m slowly starting a new project called This Year on Earth. It’s goal is to make sense of a big, fast world, to create meaning out of the barrage of culture and science and big…

A Real American Wedding

[Written as a gift to my good friends Dani and Eric for their wedding.] photo of R. Walker & Sons Barn by Brittani Renee Photography The route between Chicago and the small farm town of…

A Mother’s Dream

Grace has been a big part of my life over the last four years. Her contagious smiles and commitment to her family have brightened my time in Uganda. Below is a video I just finished…