Consenting to tentative touches that lift and linger

There is a lot of conversation in our world today around the idea of consent, and rightly so, as centuries of misogyny, patriarchy, and just general lack of empathy, have resulted in people being abused. But today, as I was sitting in our University chapel service, I was emotionally moved by the lyrics of a … Continue reading Consenting to tentative touches that lift and linger

A Sojourner makes it home. A tribute to Melvin Loyd.

Yet another Loyd patriarch has passed. My uncle Melvin, the last of the surviving brothers, died recently at the age of 95. Now only my Aunt Mildred remains, the last of Grace ‘Ma’ Loyd’s five children.  Louis L’Amour wrote in his book Education of a Wandering Man; “Living as we do in the present, we … Continue reading A Sojourner makes it home. A tribute to Melvin Loyd.

Saddle your ass, instead of sitting on it.

The temptation to cultivate a highlight reel of perfection for the internet is one of the many novel afflictions of life that our ancestors didn’t have to deal with, certainly not to the extent that we do. Sure, they felt other pressures to keep up appearances, but with the advent of social media there seems … Continue reading Saddle your ass, instead of sitting on it.