Category Archives: Random

Moving Forward after This Election

So many of us are discouraged today. So many are heartbroken. So many are afraid for their futures and the futures of their children. A few are jubilant, but I expect many more are experiencing a relief mingled with disgust. … Continue reading

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How Not To Be a Jerk Online in 6 Simple Steps

It is an ugly time to go online. Now, I hate conflict of any sort, but online conflict is the worst. Somehow because you’re not directly in front of a person, they seem to be able to ignore your humanity, … Continue reading

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Never Trump–Because Apparently It Doesn’t Go without Saying

I didn’t think I was going to have to say anything. Obviously his candidacy was a joke. And then it wasn’t. But nobody could possibly support him. And then they did. But the Republican Party would never choose him. Until … Continue reading

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My Jesus Year (Death Wishes You Shouldn’t Worry About)

When I was 18 I was in the throes of intense vocational discernment (perhaps better described as grabbing Jesus by the throat and demanding that he tell me I didn’t have to be a nun). After months of talking to … Continue reading

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Fourth Hoboversary: What’s Changed?

Saturday marked four years–and nearly one million blog views–since I started hoboing. It does sometimes seem that this episodic novel I’m living is monotonous in its constant change, but a look back at where I was four years ago makes me … Continue reading

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The Shepherd Who Didn’t Run

You may have picked up on the fact that I’m a little bit obsessed with Saints (and those on their way to being declared Saints). There’s something about getting to know one of God’s best friends that just makes me … Continue reading

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15 from 2015

It’s been a busy year, just like last year and the year before. I took a lot of trains, headed to pilgrimages of one kind and another. I went to a very important first communion, and became a godmother one … Continue reading

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Gifts for God-Lovers

I ran into some friends at Mass today and suggested that we get breakfast afterwards. “But nowhere in a strip mall,” I cautioned. “We can’t park on Black Friday.” They suggested Panera, which I pointed out was across from Best … Continue reading

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Three Years a Hobo

Last Thursday marked three years that I’ve been doing this hobo thing. Three years since I last kept my books on a bookshelf. Three years since I had a reliable address. Three years since I saw any one person on … Continue reading

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Hobo for Christ Podcast

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you already know about my exciting news: I’ve started a podcast! Guess who got a fancy new microphone! Working on the inaugural episode of the Hobo for Christ podcast right now. Get … Continue reading

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