The Exponent Blog

A demonstrator protesting the shooting death of Alton Sterling is detained by law enforcement near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Baton Rouge. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman 9

What Will Save Us?

Back in April, I walked over to a house–– in a neighborhood not too far from where I lived–– to pick up keys from a family I was going to be housesitting for. When I...

anguish 2

Sacred Music: Peace, Be Still

Like so many, I was devastated by the policy changes in November 2015, and now, eight months later, I still have no peace about it.  I feel like I’ve been knocked down by difficult things...


three blessings for my girl

she steps down into the font of (very! I am later told) warm water, and is buried, and raised again; then husband confirms baptized daughter. “The world that you live in is a beautiful one. It is also...