Monthly Archives: December 2010

2010 Evaluation

On January 1, 2010 I got up early and sat at my kitchen table to drink tea and think through the year ahead.  It was not only the start of a new year, but also of a new decade.  The … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up Christmas or The Ottoman

One of my favorite things about Christmas decorations is taking them down and putting them away.  I like getting them out because it’s sweet to reconnect with the memories they bring and I like the soft glow of the lights … Continue reading

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Education: The Last Reprise

Okay, this is the last “reprise.”  I re-read it a couple of days ago and it reminded me of where my mind and heart were going last Spring as God prepared me for the changes in the Humanities program that … Continue reading

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Dying to Me: Reprise

Only two more oldies to share.  The first is one that I chose to re-post not just because almost no-one read it, but also because going into a new year, I need to remember it myself. Self: Dying to Me “I … Continue reading

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SP&S: Reprise

We did manage to all get together at Katie and Seth’s, open Christmas presents and eat brisket, which was our traditonal Christmas Eve meal.  Amy was there by skype along with Nate and Levi for a while and we started … Continue reading

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Lesson: Reprise

It’s the day after Christmas.  We’re supposed to get together as a family today and open presents because everyone is finally here, or back, or whatever, but with seven inches of snow on the ground and it still coming down, … Continue reading

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Tombstone: Reprise

One of the things I really like about WordPress is that they provide an amazing array of stats about your blog.  I don’t understand how computers or the internet or most of technology work, but I appreciate them.  Hmmmmm.  that … Continue reading

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Toasty Feet = Happy Feet = Happy Me

My feet are always cold.  Even in the summer, if I am in an air-conditioned environment, my feet are like ice cubes.  In fact, I am cold-natured in general.  I cannot imagine living in someplace like Minnesota or the Dakotas. … Continue reading

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The End from the Beginning

They say confession is good for the soul but hard on the reputation…well, here goes:  I read the end of a book before I get to it.  I don’t exactly read it FIRST.  I read along, get the general plot … Continue reading

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Christmas Memories: The Dark Side

Since this is a fallen world and I am a very fallen creature living in this fallen world, even my Christmas memories have a dark side.  The dark side of Christmas while my children were growing up was the annual … Continue reading

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