The Value Game (and other lies I’ve told myself)

I’ve established a mental hierarchy based on relationship status. In some part of my mind, I believe that, the deeper I go in a relationship, the more valuable I become. Like value is being incrementally poured into me when I find out someone likes me, wants to date me or be my boyfriend. Conversely, if I’m not dating anyone, it is because I am less valuable—less valuable than others who are dating people. Less valuable than I myself would be, if only I were in a relationship…

Submission Guidelines: “L’Chaim!”

Jordan Journal* is now accepting submissions for our September issue, “L’chaim!” (And, for the first time, we’re also accepting artwork!) “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth…” -Moses You may be familiar with the phrase “L’chaim” if you’re a fan of the movie “Fiddler on the Roof.” It’s an engagement toast thatContinue reading “Submission Guidelines: “L’Chaim!””

Even I didn’t realize it

Thank-you, guy in the Buick, for whistling at me When I accidentally made eye contact, Because I had to twist around and look at the traffic signal behind me Because the one across the street was broken, But that doesn’t matter. What matters is that I made the mistake of Looking your way while youContinue reading “Even I didn’t realize it”

Submission Guidelines (Jordan Journal)

As some of you know, my mom and I co-edit a bimonthly literary journal… Jordan Journal is pleased to release submission guidelines for our upcoming issue, “Linger.” Please send your poetry and photography submissions (including a brief bio) to jordanjournalcollective@gmail.com by June 17. Theme Guidelines: “Wait continually for your God.” ~Hosea Our fast-paced world isContinue reading “Submission Guidelines (Jordan Journal)”

Now Accepting Submissions (Jordan Journal) 

As some of you may know, I coedit a literary journal with my mom Kae of Buckets on a Barefoot Beach. Jordan Journal is a Christian publisher that welcomes a diverse array of Christian voices.  We’re currently seeking poetry and photography submissions for our next theme, “Passing Over.” We’re excited to accept submissions for our upcomingContinue reading “Now Accepting Submissions (Jordan Journal) “