On The Vine

One of my favorite summer memories as a child is a tradition of sorts. Upon arriving at my grandparents, we would be ushered into my grandfather’s vegetable garden to see the progress of all his hard work. He planted lots of things, including carrots just so he could watch my brother and I pluck the […]

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7/15/2020

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Today and Tomorrow

I like to use today to get ready for tomorrow. For the past few years I have kept a bullet journal (see what it is here). I have found I can use it to keep this family of 5 organized and on time within its pages. It has been a great tool for my sanity […]

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7/14/2020

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To Do “Still”

I don’t do “still” well. I never have. Back in school, my notebooks and binders were full of doodles and drawings I would create while the professor or teacher taught on whatever subject. The margins of my notes were filled with swirls and faces and balloon letters. It wasn’t that I was bored or uninterested […]

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6/06/2020

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Perspective and Predictability

The sunset Wednesday night was beautiful. It seemed to streak across the entire sky. The opaque oranges and powder pinks found reflections on the cotton candy clouds in the east as the blazing, bright orange sun sunk into the horizon in the west. It seemed surreal. There’s a lot that seems surreal these days. A […]

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Not the Fear You’d Expect

Tomorrow evening, two of my three daughters will don costumes and head out with friends for fun and frivolity as they move throughout the neighborhood begging candy, sweets and treats from kind strangers and distant acquaintances. Some people go all out for Halloween. They love to decorate with wispy webs and creepy cauldrons. There are […]

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Brokenness

Small shards and bulky hunks of jagged glass sprayed across the kitchen’s hardwood floor. That particular glass has survived half a dozen moves over 21+ years of use. However, the air drying dishes shifted somehow on the mat and the glass was now in pieces, broken on the floor. The kitchen clock is broken too. […]