By Measure of the Body

I’m not sure that I could come up with an even close-to-correct estimate for the number of hours, days, and weeks of my time I have spent obsessing about how I look. How often does “fearfully and wonderfully made” sound absolutely ridiculous? How often do the pounds, inches, and any other conglomerate of numbers provoke…

Near Tragedy

It’s strange to consider the proximity of the scariest things to our lives—the smallest decisions that lead to the greatest consequences or the most uncontrolled things that so decide to grace our lives with their hovering and overpowering, fear-filling tendencies. We are strangely close to car accidents, addiction, cancer, natural disasters—horrors virtually uncontrollable by anyone.…