Until All Are Free: An MLKJ-Day Sonnet

If you follow me on Twitter, you saw that I participated in Dressember again this year.  Dressember is a movement of women (and now men) who commit to a fashion challenge during December to raise awareness of and funds to end human trafficking. Most commit to wearing a dress or formal attire every day of … Continue reading Until All Are Free: An MLKJ-Day Sonnet

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 40

Can you believe we're 40 chapters in?!?!?! The end is SO CLOSE!!! *somersaults* * (Barring unforeseeable crazy life circumstances) I'll definitely finish (re)writing this year, and maybe even posting the chapters this year.  Yaaaayyyyyy!!!!! I'm delighted. You're probably scowling at me through the screen and saying, "Just give us this week's chapter, already.  Put us … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 40

Dressember Update #2

According to the National Institute of Justice, human trafficking is: "Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or … Continue reading Dressember Update #2

My Goals in Life: Or, an Answer to the Question Everyone Asks a College Grad

In a couple of days, I graduate, and a few days after that, I start my first full-time job.  It's an office job, a "real," nine-to-five job.  Everyone keeps asking, "What are your plans for life?  Where do you want to be in five years, ten years?  What are your goals?"  I guess this is … Continue reading My Goals in Life: Or, an Answer to the Question Everyone Asks a College Grad


Who am I? This question begins to haunt us in about junior high, and continues to plague us for a while after that.  The answers--or lack thereof--determine what path we follow after high school, what we do with our time, who we associate with.  In a large part, our answers to this question become more … Continue reading Identity

Hands and Souls: The Healing of the Lord

Let me tell you a story about what’s been happening in my life recently. This story begins a long time ago, when I was a little girl.  Really, though, the most important background information you need to know is that I always was incredibly shy.  I suffered from timidity, and, starting in fifth grade, I … Continue reading Hands and Souls: The Healing of the Lord


Happy fourth of July!! For this Independence Day, I considered writing a post, "The Truth About the Fourth of July," in which I illuminated all our misconceptions and expounded on true historical facts of the date.  (Being a scholar of history, this seemed to me an appropriate approach to the holiday.) Yet, as I thought … Continue reading Independence