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Day 362: Entrust

What else have I learned? That I like to share. Sure, I get it. I can only experience my own experiences. This moment is, fundamentally, my moment to live. But still: I like to share. I think of all the … Continue reading

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Day 360: Home

I used to think of myself as more of a nomad than a homebody. I have always loved to travel, and I still do get a huge kick out of exploring new places. But it’s also become increasingly clear to … Continue reading

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Day 358: Unexpect

Yes, another–and perhaps the last–in a long line of grammatical abuses, all in the name of verbification…. Tonight is Christmas Eve. I come from an Italian family, and without question, Christmas Eve is a big deal. As a family, we … Continue reading

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Day 354: Drive

Oh, I did a lot more driving yesterday, but tonight was different. Tonight after dinner, my mother-in-law mentioned that she used to like to drive through a section of her town where neighbor after neighbor would deck out their houses … Continue reading

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Day 352: Nurse

I just finished spoon feeding my eight-year-old daughter some pastina in chicken broth. I’m sure she could have fed herself just fine, but I think it made us both feel a little better for me to feed her one spoonful … Continue reading

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Day 344: Kindle

It’s gotten cold again–down to the mid-20s tonight. I had some wood already split, but I decided to swing an axe for a little bit anyway, thinking about that old adage: he who chops wood warms himself twice. I brought … Continue reading

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Day 335: Homestead

I’m not sure how far this idea will go… but there’s an abandoned house across the field from where we are living. It doesn’t belong to my mother-in-law, but it is the homestead of her grandparents, and my children’s great-great … Continue reading

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