the MIRACLE of the MUNDANE

Need

There is no defiance like toddler defiance. They assert their will with the persistence of Gandhi, and negotiate with the...

Three Things

I’m not great at anticipating occasion posts. I posted about Christmas on December 26th, after people had been rocking carols...

The Thirst

There are certain words which take on new meaning depending on the context. Meters, units of measurement, become units of...

Bliss in Bulk

If you’ve seen The Exorcist, then you know what my 20-month-old daughter becomes around five o’clock if she hasn’t had...

One Hundred

This is the Miracle of the Mundane’s 100th post. That is a book worth of blog posts, and a cause...

Humility’s Dilemma

Humility’s Dilemma (a companion poem to Monday’s post: Humility)   Shades of gray range in a wide array. The scales...

Humility

I used to mistake humiliation for humility. I thought true humility was just the opposite of arrogance. As a result,...

Unaccustomed Comfort

I’m slowly growing accustomed to not checking my rearview mirror obsessively after passing a cop on the road. I don’t...

Fighting the Fiend

In my first week free of tobacco, I was reminded that I am a fiend. It’s a nasty word: fiend....

Van Gogh

One year ago today, I published my first post, called prayer. As the title suggests, it was an act of...