Reflections on love

Be kind to yourself and those you love. Be your best self. Forgive yourself when you are not. Share your failures with those you love. Assume the best of the other person. Share yourself and your ideas; listen and encourage … Continue reading

Hiking With Grandad

This essay was written in the early 2000s and published on bHs. When I was very young, my Grandad was both fascinating and miraculous. I remember getting up with him before the sun rose, putting on layers of wool clothing, … Continue reading


I used to think I wanted to be a pirate when I grew up, but now I’m quite sure I’d rather be a hobbit. On the surface, hobbits are rather fond of eating and sleeping, two of my favorite activities. … Continue reading