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Our Next Adventure

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So, I’ve drafted a few versions of this. One is the detailed version that doesn’t leave out any specifics, emotions, or thorough history. Another is the elevator answer. And then there’s this one for sake of time and sanity and also so I stop procrastinating from the inevitable of purging and packing once again: The […]

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Happy Blog-o-versary to ME!

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WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!! TEN YEARS! 10 YEARS, guys! . . . I started blogging in 2006, first at noahsteven.blogspot.com named after my son who passed away. For a season I blogged about my journey with food, being a latchkey kid, and self-image over at “Confessions of a 2nd Grade Closet Eater,”  Now I mainly write here at […]

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I’m the New HGTV Star

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Okay, before you read further, I jest. I’m not the new HGTV star, but I have recently put on a new hat, a hard hat at that, and have kind of naturally slid into the role of General Contractor on a remodel. Blue prints are in my DNA and I think I might have a new […]

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Empathy: A Noun?

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Maybe that’s the problem? I like the word, “empathy.” I’m a peacemaker. How could I not? Here’s how Merriam-Webster defines it: “the feeling that you understand and share another person’s experiences and emotions : the ability to share someone else’s feelings the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the […]

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#LoneViajeradownunder

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(Here’s a post I wrote yesterday at Mocha Joe’s (my hang out spot for the last 3 days) in Melbourne …it’s just a creative rant.) Friday, November 21, 2014 Today I woke up cranky. I’m not sure why, but maybe it was when my husband said, “WHOA!” when he saw my raccoon eyes, as I […]