Monthly Archives: September 2018

Outside looking in

A friend and I have been discussing a contemporary classic novel often assigned to middle school-aged children. We’ve touched on how the themes and characters were developed, how those themes and storylines would be understood by the younger reader, and … Continue reading

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Speakers

Growing up, my parents listened to the oldies station which played 50s, 60s, and early 70s music. The volume would increase depending on the song playing and a lot of singing occurred as we went about our tasks. As I … Continue reading

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Ants in the mind

I have been very antsy this week. Knitting, reading, sewing, mending clothes, cutting the lawn, doing dishes, washing laundry, cleaning, preparing, working; none of this is satisfying my spirit. Normally, I would find myself feeling proud of the completion and … Continue reading

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Safe places

My social media feed has been full of posts that begin with, Our/My house is a safe place. This past week, I also posted a similar message, one I adjusted to fit our personal home. With loneliness, depression, anxiety, and … Continue reading

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Here

I’ve been having a lot of weird dreams lately. Dreams about farming and livestock and animals we’ve never had. Pigs, seahorses, reptiles, and sheep, all kept in unrealistic pens. It always makes for a distorted wake up the next morning. … Continue reading

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This day

As I went to bed last night, I checked my social media feed for any recent updates from friends who live on the east coast. The recent hurricane headed their way has drastically increased power and now looms to cause … Continue reading

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Get that look…

With the onset of home improvement television we have all heard the words, To get this look… and then the host tells you how to go and buy items at such-and-such a store and then make bake, sew, cut, glue, … Continue reading

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smellable memories

There is an antique truck parked at a gas station downtown, near where I work. If I go for a walk outside, I can smell the musky scent of oil, gas, and metal. It is a special smell to me, … Continue reading

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