Category Archives: Keep Calm and Carry On

because life is daily

B is for ant and other uses of time

This post is brought to you by the letter A and the number 1440, which is the number of minutes in a day. I’m trying something new right now. I’m really bad at it (shocker) and even when I have … Continue reading

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where have all the wise ones gone?

For all of the wise women in my life. And especially for Mom. With love and gratitude. When Norah was about a year old we were living in “Merica, that vast land of enormous supermarkets and jumbo shopping carts. I … Continue reading

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of nasty eggs, emoji, and laughing at yourself

I was going to be creative for breakfast this morning. Eggs have been so boring lately. I had a little time while making supper last night so I prepared an egg bake. For sure, the ingredients I had weren’t what … Continue reading

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of uh-oh and a battle to the death

  I was trepidatious when I opened my eyes early yesterday morning to see Alex, already in a collared shirt, grabbing his backpack. On the days he teaches at seminary, he’s gone by six. Though it’s only his second week teaching … Continue reading

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by way of a line in the water

It’s been more challenging than I expected to start writing about Java. The difficulty is not that I can’t find anything to say. This is a place so wildly different from everywhere I have experienced before. There is so much … Continue reading

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unflinchingly

No half-heartedness and no worldly fear must turn us aside from following the light unflinchingly. –J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of The Rings We live in a world of explosions. Bombs, guns, and–this week in Jakarta–grenades. Somehow when the … Continue reading

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thank-full

We celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday. I mean Thanksgiving was properly and duly celebrated. In the yes-it-was-the-actual-day-and-we-actually-had-a-turkey-and-put-pumpkins-on-the-table-and-filled-our-home-with-friends-and-went-around-and-said-what-we-were-thankful-for kind of way. I know I haven’t described our life here even a little bit. (Yet.) So it may be difficult to imagine just why … Continue reading

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i’ve always been so awkward at beginnings

This one always makes me laugh. At myself. And at the funny person who thought of it. (Wish it was me.) Hello, friends. Where did we leave off? On review it appears we were snapping visa pictures on the front … Continue reading

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of uncle rico and the glory days

This is a guest post by a friend of mine, a woman I love and admire. Her name is Brady Wharton. In the movie Napoleon Dynamite, Napoleon’s uncle, Uncle Rico, is painted as quite an outrageous character. He is a … Continue reading

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one Q and one A

Q: Why haven’t I been posting much? A: I’ve neither quite quit blogging nor switched to a new site yet. It’s that preparing to launch is busy sauce. We’re trying to relax into it, to still find time for each … Continue reading

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