live music and growing

I am currently reveling in some live music put on at a local venue. I used to turn my nose up at live local shows—now I see them as the heartbeat of the town in which I live. So many of the performers tonight have been touched and influenced by my current music professor atContinue reading “live music and growing”

Thinking Too Hard, Once Again, About the Human Condition

For some reason, I woke up with the idea of “devotion” on my mind. According to the dictionary, it is defined as “love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity or cause” and stems from the Latin word devovere, “to consecrate.” It seems devotion ranges from simple appreciation to arduous worship, depending on where youContinue reading “Thinking Too Hard, Once Again, About the Human Condition”

Stories Eat Faith

Like many mornings, the sun came up faithful today. The sky was clear most of the day; truly beautiful—a golden autumn.  I spent hours reading about social entrepreneurship and profit versus nonprofit business. In the back of my mind as I read was a constant stream of music, anxiety, and magic.  One of the entrepreneursContinue reading “Stories Eat Faith”

Space Jesus?

Today, I explored the temples of Salt Lake City, Utah. I came to this city with my love to visit my friend of nearly two decades, a woman who has helped shaped me as a feminist and friend, taught me to love the outdoors and cult classic ’80s movies, held my hair as I vomited,Continue reading “Space Jesus?”