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Day 365: Still

I still have so many boxes squirreled away that still need unpacking. And I still have lots and lots of stuff in storage, which some day I will need to sort through again. And I still have clutter piling up … Continue reading

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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 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 359: Surround

This morning, we were opening presents around the tree. My wife fell a bit behind in opening her own packages, which our youngest had been doling out to each of us. My wife looked to her left and to her … Continue reading

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Day 357: Stitch

I was driving back to my mother-in-law’s house this evening, after having spent the day in Atlanta running a couple of errands and visiting with friends. It was pouring down rain, with lightning flashing across the night sky. The roads … Continue reading

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Day 353: Reconcile

OK, it’ an early morning entry–another case of preponing to make the rest of my day a little easier. I have a different kind of “reconcile” in mind here–the kind that accountants and budget officers do at the end of … Continue reading

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Day 350: Cheer

Call me overly sentimental, but I have always been a fan of the film It’s a Wonderful Life. A few years back, it seemed you could find it playing at just about any hour of the day throughout the month … 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 343: Solo

First, I have to acknowledge the amount of privilege that goes with tonight’s post: The privilege of living where I live The privilege of having an income that affords meĀ  the opportunity for recreation The privilege of having a wife … Continue reading

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Day 334: Land

As I’ve noted over the past couple of posts–I’ve been a little out of orbit over the past couple of days. But now we are back home, and I have that grateful feeling that we’ve finally landed. On the drive … Continue reading

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