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Spirals

I am puttering around in spirals today. This is a very typical work pattern for me that can drive linear thinkers (like my beloved Spouse) absolutely nuts. What happens is something like this: I go out in the yard because … Continue reading

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The Mess in the Middle

It’s overcast today, with a raw autumnal chill in the damp air. Most of the snow from Sunday’s storm has melted away, save the piles of crusty dirty slush at the corners of driveways, and most of the debris has … Continue reading

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Figuring, fumbling, falling, flying

The way out is through. If I knew that before, it becomes ever clearer, the longer I am immersed in this intense experience – “intensive” is a good word to describe the way we are doing things here. It is … Continue reading

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Well, that’s not how I planned to spend New Year’s Eve

The great thing about the laws of physics is that they continue to work, predictably, even when you forget all about them. I was reminded of this yesterday evening when I wrecked the car. I’m uninjured, just a little bit … Continue reading

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Silent, holy night

Monday night, the night before Christmas eve. The ice storm is finally starting to wind up and drift away to the east, trailing a fine sprinkling of snow in its wake. The sky is darker now than it has been … Continue reading

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Uggh. Can it be January now please?

The days are short. The nights are cold and long. Family and church and school all demand pieces of my time. Today I feel like I have accomplished NOTHING of the thousand and ten things I ought to have already … Continue reading

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Deep breath before the plunge

The wind howls tonight, rattling the windows and stripping the last lingering leaves from the trees. We had snow flurries earlier in the week and are forecast for more. I am trying to receive this bitter cold wind as a … Continue reading

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