Finding Momentum

A Brother, a Daughter

Mike calls me out of the blue. I pick up the receiver to a sonic wave of grief. They shot my baby, he wails, they …

A Brother Like Me

Years have passed since I’ve last written about Mike. I see him every once in awhile in Berkeley, still. I think about him from time …

The Soul

Happy new year! Last night I spent a good amount of time looking back at my journal and saw a few threads that ran through …

What I Did in 2012

Competitively, this was a good year. I ran a 3:05 PR at Napa (yay!), but missed Boston by seconds (argh). I was frustrated with my plantar fasciitis, but …

Advent Blue

Immanuel, God with us. Immanuel, God with us. Breath. Breath(e). God is with us. Breathe out, Immanuel. With us. With breath, with us.

On Aliveness

There are two themes running through my journal lately — one is of intense gratitude: about the things I’ve been given and how much I didn’t deserve …

Finding Reason for Thanks

I’m sitting at Coffee Society here back home,  journaling and feeling generally overwhelmed by God’s goodness. I’m not sure when I felt it, but it …

Push & Pull II

Oakland, tonight I swam in your streets and felt the cool of your night. I think to myself how I feel strong when the pull …

Push & Pull I

San Francisco wraps me up with hot pumice breath and does not let go. She follows me with a sincerity that I cannot shake, offering …