Bellbottoms – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion It strikes me sometimes that our parents change and grow concurrently with us over the years. This weekend my Mom commented that she regrets telling us kids to “just get over it” as often as she did. Of course, sometimes we really do need to take ourselves less seriously. […]

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Maggie Rogers – On + Off Before I begin with this little treasures list, I want you to know I just spent a half hour researching the best option for an LED ice cube, and am heading to a mascot photo shoot. I have the weirdest job. Brene is on the move again, people! Prepare […]

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A Mid-July Note

John Mark McMillan – Death In His Grave I have this feeling I’m running out of summer, having wafted by it without notice. I’m not sure where this feeling came from, because reality tells a different story. There have been barbecues, bonfires and backyard nights watching fireflies blink across the gardens. Sunglasses and breeze in […]

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Johnnyswim – Take the World I’ve been home exactly six minutes. I left early, leaning forward in the car as if to help the distance between work and haven, eager for the silence of home. With a flourish, I peeled off what little jewelry I wear, changed clothes, left a bra on the floor, washed […]

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Nobody is ever just a refugee. Nobody is ever just a single thing. And yet, in the public discourse today, we often speak of people as a single a thing. Refugee. Immigrant. – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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More Gratitude

Mumford & Sons, Baaba Maal – There Will Be Time A precious, emotional pregnancy announcement. Tuesdays with Tenny. Celebration Spa Day with two who know how. Summer of Porching, ushered in with a donut breakfast in our pj’s. The Sandlot on the ball diamonds. “I love cheeses!” Good friends are the ones you want to […]

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Blog Your Feelings

  This week I’m in decision mode with my financial planner and making plans with my lawyer. If that weren’t enough adulting to make us all want to run through a sprinkler for a change, my manager asked me yesterday what my 3-5 year plan is. I looked at her blankly as she laughed. “I just […]

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“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” Ernest Hemingway

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Johnnyswim – Drunks We met in the middle, driving the rest of the way together, deciding the destination as we went. It had been something to look forward to: an afternoon and a concert in the city. I so treasure having her in the province, for as long as she stays and as long as […]

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