Archive for July 2016

Quitting My Fitbit

Suburban California's version of a runner's aid station: neighborhood plum trees. A photo posted by Erica Schemper (@eschemper) on May 30, 2016 at 11:04am PDT I bought a fitbit a little over a year ago with the goal of getting back to running. Baby number three really did in my exercise routine: three kids to [...]


We had a great little family road trip last week. We skipped church in order to drop Zora off for her first full week of overnight church camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I figure church skipping is defensible if it’s in the service of getting your kid to go to church camp. Who is [...]

When I Knew I Was Racist (And How I Know I Probably Still Am)

I’ve been totally distracted by the news about the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. We talked about it this morning at bootcamp class in my affluent, mostly white suburb. The fact that people there are angry is, I think, a small glimmer of hope. Erik and I lamented it before he left for [...]