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Spending too much time with the dog, apparently

I have been cleaning house lately. Part winter nesting, part kids sick and home from school so plenty of time to spare, part getting tired of chaos on one particular kitchen counter that seems to be a junk/trinket/paper magnet. It … Continue reading

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Falling to pieces

It has been over a year since the great flood of 2011. As a family, we’ve been able to recover from that experience and the evidence of it has faded. However, you may not have realized that an entire community … Continue reading

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I just have to make sure to stick the landing

I have a fever and it won’t go away for another week. Olympic fever. I am truly a sucker for everything Olympic. I cry when they show those little bio stories about the athletes. I stay up way too late … Continue reading

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Put down the ads and run away

When you’re jogging for 2+ hours and you don’t have you’re mp3 player to distract you with music or NPR shows, your mind has a chance to really think about things. Things that make so much sense when you are … Continue reading

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Running (wo)man

I run. I run not because I have loved running since childhood. I actually used to enjoy cycling as a kid more than anything. It isn’t because running is ingrained into by being by years of habit. I run mainly … Continue reading

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What the nose knows (or: Why can’t the smell of chocolate linger like this?)

Have you ever had a smell that got into your nose, your throat – ¬†your whole breathing system – that you just couldn’t shake? One that seemed to almost permeate your whole being? A smell that had you sniffing your … Continue reading

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On becoming a Mom

Ten years ago today, my life changed completely. Oh, it has certainly had other major altering moments since then, for sure. But there is something about that first day, that first instant when you become a parent that is like … Continue reading

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