Category Archives: Discernment

Big Ugly Buts

When people ask me how I got started with this hobo thing, the heart of it goes like this: I knew I needed to quit my teaching job and a priest friend said to me, “You’re good at public speaking … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Choose the Hobo Life

I get a lot of ridiculous questions, ranging from the confusing to the totally strange. For example: Q: “Did you know I was born in California?” (from a 4th-grader I’d never met.) Q: “Do you do birthday parties?” (from a … Continue reading

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The Worst Choice Isn’t Always the Best

Yesterday, I wrote this.  And then I read this. I am not going to do that.  Is it bad that I just wrote all about trusting God completely and then drew a line in the sand that I refuse to … Continue reading

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The Unabandoned Life Is Not Worth Living

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I recently packed everything I own into the trunk of my Mazda3 (okay, my mattress pad is in the back seat), waved goodbye to Kansas after a … Continue reading

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Following Your Heart

I stumbled across a brilliant blog post the other day with advice for teenage girls ranging from awkward-but-true (“maybe you should stop offering your own breasts up for the ogling”) to touching (“You are beautiful.  You are valuable.  You are … Continue reading

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