Brian Andreas

We went to a church that had missionaries who’d come back once a year from Fiji & give talks. I remember one of them saying it was very hard work telling people they were going to lose their everlasting souls if they didn’t shape up. I pictured people sitting on the beach listening to this sweaty man all dressed in black telling them they were going to burn in hell & them thinking this was good fun, these scary stories this guy was telling them & afterwards, they’d all go home & eat mango & fish & they’d play Monopoly & laugh & laugh & they’d go to bed & wake up the next day & do it all again.

“We went to a church that had missionaries who’d come back once a year from Fiji & give talks. I remember one of them saying … Read More

These are little packets of light and you need to plant them early in the year and remember to mark where they were because lots of times they look like weeds in the beginning and it’s not until later that you see how beautiful they really are.

“These are little packets of light and you need to plant them early in the year and remember to mark where they were because lots … Read More

I was never good at hide and seek because I’d always make enough noise so my friends would be sure to find me. I don’t have anyone to play those games with any more, but now and then I make enough noise just in case someone is still looking and hasn’t found me yet.

“I was never good at hide and seek because I’d always make enough noise so my friends would be sure to find me. I don’t … Read More

You may not remember the time you let me go first. Or the time you dropped back to tell me it wasn’t that far to go. Or the time you waited at the crossroads for me to catch up. You may not remember any of those, but I do and this is what I have to say to you: Today, no matter what it takes, we ride home together.

“You may not remember the time you let me go first. Or the time you dropped back to tell me it wasn’t that far to … Read More

My grandma used to plant tomato seedlings in tin cans from tomato sauce & puree & crushed tomatoes she got from the Italian restaurant by her house, but she always soaked the labels off first. I don’t want them to be anxious about the future, she said. It’s not healthy.

“My grandma used to plant tomato seedlings in tin cans from tomato sauce & puree & crushed tomatoes she got from the Italian restaurant by … Read More