Monday Encouragement

Are you also in dire need of a news detox? Me too. Which is terribly ironic (re: my previous post on the free press.) Reading too much and watching too much news has left me despondent, especially regarding politics, gender, guns. You know, I’ve had to be reminded that before there was 24 hours news, […]

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How to Feel a Little Happier Tomorrow

About a year ago, in the spirit of trying to be more organized, I mapped out a calendar of posts I wanted to write instead of my usual writing-everything-on-the-fly-however-the-muse-moves-me way of blogging. Intentions were good. Output was poor. I also didn’t pay particular attention to particular events, like the election, and how we all might be […]

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What to See and Eat in Spain

Espana, we love you! Of the three countries we visited, Spain was our favorite. I think this had everything to do with being fresh into our adventure and excited to embark. Also, we were able to communicate (Gregor is fluent and I can get by) and we had a very comfortable place to lay our heads. We […]

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new year, new blog, and breaking bad?

How is your new year going? I’m a little shiver-me-timber! It’s been an exciting (and frustrating) process to convert this blog from Blogger to WordPress. May I suggest that if your tech understanding is anything like mine, you ask for HELP. My dear sister-in-law, Cassie, did the hard labor, working long and hard on multiple […]

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Staying in the Room

My cousin Nate, interviewing Ann Romney I am squeamish about a politics blog post.But here it goes.My cousin Nate is a news reporter in Virginia.  This is his perfect job.  When we were kids running barefoot around the South Jordan suburbs, he loved worshipped Oprah.  Not kidding.  He wanted to be her when he grew up.  And Reba.  We once […]

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Learning, Unlearning, Relearning

I’ve been learning all sorts of things lately.  For instance:1.  Did you know that Target now sells Panera’s Cheddar Broccoli Soup?  This is based purely on something I heard.  But, it was a reliable source.  We could be in very big trouble.2.  My 5th grader was sent outside in zero degree weather yesterday with his sleeves […]

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Driving Mom Insane – For a Profit

I am typing in the dark as the two children who currently sleep with me drift off to slumber land.  The peepers are wicked loud – and with that one sentence I can officially call myself a New Englander.  It’s 8:30 and my husband is already asleep too.  His thesis is submitted, his back is […]

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The Speech

I missed the speech but I heard a lot about it. I just couldn’t figure out the controversy. OUR president was speaking.  We tune in and listen. Out of respect.  It wasn’t a political speech. It was to our kids on education. Why haven’t Presidents done this before? It made an impression on both my […]

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