Category Archives: Life as we know it

Posts about matters of everyday life. The experiences that we share as humans.

A time for change

Today my son and I enter our third trimester of pregnancy. I have always made much of milestones. Since I got pregnant, those milestones come in weekly increments. Every Tuesday means another week of progress. I read about my baby’s … Continue reading

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Oh baby!

I’ve been delaying writing this post. No words can accurately communicate my new reality. On September 11th, I turned 25. That morning, I stood in the bathroom expectantly watching little pink lines appear in the window of a home pregnancy … Continue reading

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Devotional thoughts as I prepare for a possible job

“Your will above all else still my purpose remains. The art of losing myself in giving you praise. My heart and my soul – I give you control. Let justice and praise become my embrace, to love you from the … Continue reading

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Questions I hate and learning to follow

September is just four days away. Soon, I will leave my early twenties behind and begin the trek toward 30. Is 30 old? My friends in their 30s aren’t old. But me? Why is it human nature to think ahead … Continue reading

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Get to work!

“Don’t ever let economics alone determine your career or how you spend the majority of your time.” -Denis Waitley Michael’s role as a crane specialist in reliability maintenance was going well. I loved his normal workweek schedule and he enjoyed … Continue reading

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Breaking my blog silence

Hello world. It’s high time I break what may have been the longest silence since I launched this blog in 2008. There’s a great deal that I haven’t been writing about. I currently have unpublished post drafts about presidential debates, … Continue reading

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Do retarded children deserve to live?

Note: Throughout this post, including the title, I use the word “retarded” with the goal of showing the harsh reality of how our culture treats individuals who are wrongly viewed as somehow less valuable to society. It is in no … Continue reading

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Managing the commodity called life

Please read The Two-Minus-One Pregnancy, a New York Times article by Ruth Padawer, before reading my commentary below. It is an excellent, thought-provoking article and my post is incomplete without it. All quotations below are from the above mentioned article. … Continue reading

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Christmas Giving

There are only 12 days until Christmas. How are you getting ready? Putting up decorations? Listening to Christmas music? Planning get-togethers with family and friends? Buying and wrapping presents? Oh, the presents.  I keep re-writing this. Trying not to sound … Continue reading

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Seasons of life

The seasons are confused. Autumn rushed in, then took a step back. It began Memorial Day weekend, when an afternoon storm swept away the 90+ degree weather and ushered in a month of chill. But as October came, Summer wanted … Continue reading

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