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Day 364: …

What is there to say that hasn’t already been said in some way over the past 363 days? Today, I started off the morning sitting quietly. I started a fire in the fireplace and sipped my coffee. My oldest child … Continue reading

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Day 345: Tune Out

Sure, I suppose a lot of what I have written in the past year has been about “tuning into” the moment. Tonight was definitely all about tuning out. We are living in a smallish house now–smaller than our old house, … Continue reading

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Day 338: Mix

Tonight brought another opportunity to mingle. I know it sounds like such a trite and superficial thing-mixing and mingling, but tonight, that’s what I did. I had my first chance to socialize with colleagues from across the entire university in … Continue reading

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Day 336: Chew

I ate an apple today. At least I think I did. I had to walk cross-campus for a late afternoon meeting. I remember biting into the apple just as I was passing the walkway that leads up to the library. … Continue reading

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Day 327: Recall

I was looking through a catalog of remainder books this morning and ran across a title I had not seen before: How to Sit by Thich Nhat Hanh. Seeing that title got me to recall how important just sitting has … Continue reading

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Day 326: Glide

My wife and I had a couple of hours on our own tonight. We left the boys at home playing video games, then dropped off our daughter at a Girls Scout event at a local roller skating rink. Then the … Continue reading

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Day 323: Phase

I was going to call this one “moon,” but that was just a little too silly, even for me…. I’ve been reading a chapter tonight in preparation for tomorrow’s class–the author is discussing the pace of life in a digital … Continue reading

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Day 322: Bundle

No, not the cable and the internet…. It was 12 degrees this morning when I went out to the car. The kids’ schools were closed, but not the university, so off I went, bundled up against the cold. Today was … Continue reading

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Day 316: Arrange

It’s a Throwback Wednesday–or something like that. Back to making a simple change around the house to use space more intentionally. The cable guy came out to the house today, which meant I had to leave work early to let … Continue reading

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Day 312: Chop

No, I didn’t carry water. And actually, it was more like chainsaw instead of chop. Today, I spent the first part of the day outdoors climbing–sure, the morning started off cold, but with with a bright sun and a south-facing … Continue reading

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