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Letting Traditions Evolve
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Letting Traditions Evolve

I’m whistling a happy tune today. We have again survived another holiday season, with all of its inherent expectations for galloping happiness, cheer, and traditions of family togetherness. Even though we’ve only just slid under the rope into Year 2015, I’m not ready to…

January 2, 2015
Shadow lights at Hollywood Tower of Terror
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Things That Go Bump in the Night

Most of the time, the things that go bump in the night are me. I bruise my shins, scrape my knuckles on corners, and occasionally scratch a shoulder on a wall. You might say I’m clumsy, even after twelve years of ballet as a kid. I say…

October 17, 2014
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Touring the Ruins and More Summer Fun

I was scrolling through my drafts file the other day, hoping to find inspiration for something to write about, when I happened upon the silliest email I’d started. I recall doing it. We were sitting over pizza and beer a few months ago at a…

July 17, 2014
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Moving and The Essentials of Flotsam and Jetsam

We’ve moved a lot during our marriage. I call us the Marriage in Motion. We are moving again. I’m pretty sure this is our eleventh move. As we’re closing in on 31 years of marriage, I decided to double-check and tally it up: 1. First there was the…

May 9, 2014
Pole vaulting
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A Fable. The Step-Sitter Who Played with LEGOS

There are many lifelong benefits to playing with LEGOS. The LEGOs were everywhere, strewn in careless swaths across our attic’s cream Berber carpet, in a color palette as narrow as any I might find when agonizing over whether to paint the living room Sherwin…

April 26, 2014
Hamlet Theater Poster
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So There’s Method In Our Madness?

When on vacation, often the cheaper, albeit more painful option, is to rent a bike. The bike shop owner and Dr. K stand head-to-head, poring over a topographical map depicting roads snaking around Walla Walla County, Washington. Snippets of their conversation drift my way,…

March 14, 2014
Learning to bake bread: the perfect loaf achieved!
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Overcoming Fear of Failure The Bun in the Oven

The past two weeks have been hazy. While I was certain the rest of the world was deliriously happy, jazzing up the Christmas season, visiting with friends and family, and ushering in the New Year, I was delirious too, but mine was fever-driven. Laying…

January 10, 2014
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Please Hold, While We Come To Our Senses

Life seems to be centered on waiting for the thing we don’t have, for an occurrence we wish would happen (right now), or for someone else to take the next step, so that we can move forward with our plans. There is an uncomfortable…

August 28, 2013