Monthly Archives: January 2015

Caution to the wind

An old friend recently asked in a Facebook post the best way to free nut from a bolt in a tight spot. I’d been there and thought about offering some insight, but wanted to read in the comments if he’d … Continue reading

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Hunting for something

Where would we be without colors and coffee and wind on a winter day? I know these are essential to my life. I AM NOT a very good hunter by traditional standards. I’ll be the first one to say so. … Continue reading

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Growing a woman

“I hate how my ears stick out.” “What?” “My ears. They are so big and stick out so far.” I WATCHED AS my daughter, a beautiful 9-year-old girl with almond eyes and a button nose, tried to hide her ears … Continue reading

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Parenting made easier

I spend 80 percent of my time at the grocery store buying things for my child, 15 percent for myself and 5 percent for our dog. That’s odd because the dog is bigger than my daughter. If I get the … Continue reading

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Identities

What are you? Everyone is a son or a daughter. Some are sisters and brothers; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. We identify ourselves by activities, habits and lifestyles: running, working out, vegan, gluten-free. We look at ourselves as patriots, conservatives, … Continue reading

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Christmas for grownups

This is the best time of year to be sentimental. It’s exhausting, cumbersome and messy to decorate my home at Christmas. It’s expensive to bake stuff that you’re just going to give away. Frankly, I’m not particularly moved to scale … Continue reading

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