My kids are with their dad this Thanksgiving, so I decided it would be prudent to take the holiday and work on book edits for my book Belabored. I did …
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Last week, in a subscriber only email, I wrote about how the head of the Iowa GOP screamed at me the first time I met him. To briefly recap: I had no i…
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How long does it take to recover from writing two books in three years? I don’t really know. But so far, it’s like when you are recovering from having …
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This weekend I had a housewarming party for my house. I was very worried no one would come. But I bought a dress off of Amazon that’s basically a night…
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In early 2018, fed up with a boy in her class, my daughter engaged in chemical warfare. She was 6 at the time and her little life had just fallen apart…
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Life comes at you fast. In 2016, you are a stay-at-home mom scrabbling your non-existent career together, three years later you are sitting naked on a …
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As a part of my new job, I am reading and editing letters to the editor for the newspaper. It is a singular experience to have to read a letter calling…
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Oh hi, how are you? What’s going on? Anything new? Anything happen in the news we should know about? Nothing? That’s what I thought. A week ago I co-mo…
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I joke a lot about the hate mail I get. And since beginning my new job as a columnist for my local paper (SUPPORT LOCAL JOURNALISM), I’ve gotten a lot …
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Hello, in the time that I last emailed, I became a columnist for my local paper, wrote a million essays, worked on my book edits, moved into a new hous…
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Did I tell you I bought a house? Turns out if you live literally anywhere else besides a coast, real estate can be affordable. Because we are all frien…
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This morning, I woke up to emails from people who had read an excerpt of my book in The Guardian. My book is about religion in the Midwest. And okay, i…
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