One of the many questions I’ve found myself asking lately concerns the cultural nature of Christianity: how much of what I believe about what it means to be a follower of Jesus has been shaped by what people have told me to think versus what’s actually true? And what haven’t I questioned yet that maybe…
There are moments that – for whatever reason – stick with us from the moment we experience them. The first time I watched Meg Ryan as Albert Einstein’s niece in IQ scrawl the words “Question Everything!!!” across a blackboard was one such moment for me. I think I’ve been subconsciously questioning everything ever since. A…
So much of the past three to four years of my life have been marked by an emergence of sorts. I am still very much myself, but how I live into “being me” is very different now than it used to be. I’m less guarded, more open, more likely to shoot straight about what I think…
I remember coming home from a conference on cross-gender friendship a couple years ago, and calling one of my best friends from college. “How’d it go?” she asked. “It was awesome. I learned a lot… oh, and I think I’m an egalitarian feminist.” She started laughing. “No, really. I think I’ve been one for awhile, actually….
— 1 — So it turns out that one of the best things about being on the groom’s side of a wedding is that there’s not a whole lot left to do once you’ve gotten dressed. 🙂 I had the privilege of hanging out with both Steve and Katie at different times on the day…
Simple Felicity is, at its heart, a blog based on the unshakeable belief that happiness really isn't all that complicated. Sometimes finding it can be - but happiness itself is pretty simple, and it's often found in the simplest of things: good food, good books, and good company. So those are the things I write about, along with a few other things that really matter to me, including faith and feminism.
A bit about me: My name is Happy. I have an amazing talent for misplacing my keys, a deep appreciation for whomever looked at the coffee bean and thought, "Hey, I wonder what would happen if I roasted this?", and road trips to Michigan are pretty much my favorite.
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"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." —Helen Keller via @momentumdash
"Watch carefully the magic that occurs when you give a person just enough comfort to be themselves." —Atticus via @momentumdash
"Failure is success if we learn from it." —Malcolm Forbes via @momentumdash
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The long, dark, and extremely chilly days of late autumn/early winter are finally creeping into the city. ow.ly/xp2v30gCmwg
There's something beautifully compelling and yet simultaneously awful about rainy fall days in New York. ow.ly/ARkH30gdy2c
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