The Land of Seven Fridays

Yesterday, my Russian teacher taught me that you can describe a person who is constantly changing his mind and plans as someone who “has seven Fridays in a week.” As she explained the phrase in detail, I (perhaps smugly) smiled at how this simple little phrase so precisely encapsulates Russian culture. If I have learnedContinue reading “The Land of Seven Fridays”

Living Adverbially: The Eureka Moment of Two Nerds

This post is dedicated to my friend Kelly, who gave an age-old truth new life by (beautifully), (intelligently), and (thoughtfully) finding the right words. We sat on a slab of wood along the bank of the Erie Canal, eating frozen custard and swatting at the mosquitos that peppered the August air. Though two years hadContinue reading “Living Adverbially: The Eureka Moment of Two Nerds”

Letters to a Striving Daughter

Romans 7:23 But I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner  of the law of sin at work within me. Dear daughter, it wasn’t long ago that I watched you in the kitchen, raspberry mop top framing your distressed face as youContinue reading “Letters to a Striving Daughter”