Category Archives: My Daily Life

His Mighty Hand

I have yet to enter into a solid rhythm of writing here in this 2012. January has had some unexpected twists and turns, and now with a surgery scheduled for Thursday, February is looking to be a quiet month as … Continue reading

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Growing Up

I told them I would write about them, and so I will. I did a road trip this past weekend with four high school men – young men to be sure, but men, not boys. We’ve crossed over that line … Continue reading

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Two Quotes on Work

I woke up bemoaning the fact that today is not a holiday where we live. I always loved this weekend, especially when I was teaching. School would get started, names would be learned, rhythms would be initiated, and then everyone … Continue reading

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I smell clean laundry…..

It has been a bit slow getting life up and going to “school speed” after a long stretch of “summer”. We’re all struggling a bit to get the wheels turning. Momentum is hard to come by if you’ve been at … Continue reading

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Summer Siestas

And so the holiday weekend in the states has passed. It’s never quite the same when you live outside the red, white and blue, but we had our small share of sparklers and fireworks. And so we’ve also passed the … Continue reading

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On mama birds and resiliency…..

She returned to the same nest and set her treasures there. Again. And now they are cheeping and stretching and gaping their mouths every time she is near. Why? Why did she return to a nest that didn’t work the … Continue reading

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Twitchy and Glassy-Eyed

Get uncomfortable. Step out of boredom. I think boredom is one of the greatest plagues of this age – it is far too easy to follow other lives, read the blogs of exciting people, watch the parade of “news”, play … Continue reading

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A Fresh Season

It’s summer! Today is the start of my summer, and I am SO LOOKING FORWARD TO these weeks. A four season life around the school year defines time and space for me. I have always loved pulling down all the … Continue reading

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A quiet nest…..

I suppose I have been mesmerized with this nest for a variety of reasons – one most definitely is the proximity to my daily life. I can see it from my kitchen and laundry room, I can hear it from … Continue reading

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Nesting and Instinct

Yet another kitchen conversation with my birder son. Mom says – “I’m so worried the little birds are going to fall out of the nest!” Son responds – “When was the last time I fell out of bed?” We are … Continue reading

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