I think the biggest confusion in this whole my-sister-is-a-viral-blogger-after-her-first-post thing (besides the part where everyone is assuming her surname is Ettinger -- it isn't, and she's a minor. So, my parents have requested anyone using her real name please redact it for her privacy), was about why Clare cared about the modesty guidelines more than getting kicked … Continue reading Clare responds + some context
On Saturday, I built myself a bookcase. I've been living out of boxes since September, but before that it was January to July. I put up some paintings on the walls (thanks to baby sister). I lit a couple candles. My roommates are making an herb garden on our deck. In the mornings, I get … Continue reading Landing
I've been quiet here since I've been traveling, driving solo from DC to LA, but the other night I had the happy experience of an evening with Sarah and Micah Murray, and we talked a lot about our stories and processing the conservative Christian world we've come out of. And I had a flash of epiphany this morning … Continue reading IR: Courtship, Accountability, and Performance Art Intimacy
Welcome to my new home on the interwebz! I'll be posting here and retiring "The Nest Egg" for good. It has served its purpose and outgrown its name and original focus. I never really explained that name, "The Nest Egg," very well, because it was quickly outdated, though still personally relevant. It was the name … Continue reading Welcome to Wine & Marble
Congratulations to Jared and Heidi! My sister eloped with her red-haired man this morning, and I'm so happy for them.
Tomorrow Kevin and I regress into the "need" of having an internet connection at home. There's a lot of good things that will come with this, but I'm trying to steel myself into Wendell Berry-esque curmudgeonry so I don't forget the real life things that we value more than connectivity and entertainment or feeding our information … Continue reading Sundry Monday
1) I have some long posts in draft form. Coming soon. This stuff is personal and hard to write about, sometimes. 2) Hopefully, I'll be posting some guest posts, too! 3) A friend wrote a really good post about contentment disguised as laziness and legalism. 4) I started NaNoWriMo yesterday. This is the result of … Continue reading Miscellaneous