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Day 244: Transpose

Today wasn’t a challenge. It was easy. We had friends from Atlanta pass by today. They had spent the weekend cycling on the Virginia Creeper Trail, and their drive back home sent them right through our town. We met for … Continue reading

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Day 240: Commence

I retired my old alarm clock during the big purge. Now my phone wakes me up every morning. I set it to a song, usually changing it every few weeks just to have some variety. Right now, my wake up … Continue reading

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Day 235: Capture

It couldn’t have lasted more than ten minutes. Maybe only five. I slept in this morning and didn’t get the coffee going until around 8:30am. By the time it had stopped dripping, I could hear other family members starting to … Continue reading

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Day 224: Lunch

Back in Atlanta, my campus was over twenty miles away from my home. It made for a long drive in, and a long drive back. It also meant that in a lot of ways, my life on campus and my … Continue reading

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Day 209: Settle

Settle is one of those words that has a bad reputation. As in: settling for less. But what I have in mind here is something more like: settle into. Or better yet: settle down. There are boxes everywhere, but slowly … Continue reading

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Day 203: Treat

We got ice cream tonight. Big deal, right? I mean–I can’t even tell you how many times we’ve driven down off the ridge and into town to get some ice cream at our local shop. I’ve joked with the kids … Continue reading

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Day 200: Commend

My father-in-law loved fishing. Today, after the funeral service, we all went back to my brother-in-law’s house. There were lots of relatives and friends gathered there–and lots of food. We talked, reminisced, and laughed. We were gathered there to honor … Continue reading

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Day 183: Retrace

So here we are at the half-way mark of this 365 day blog. I’ve been in a reflective mood for the past couple of days, thinking about what ground I’ve covered over the past six months, but today I made … Continue reading

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Day 175: Wrap

So apparently, we own a few pieces of Waterford crystal and Haviland china. I found these pieces tucked away in the china cabinet in our dining room–untouched, and unused, since the day we placed them in that cabinet eleven years … Continue reading

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Day 174: Exhale

So I’m just puttering around the house tonight, to be honest. I pulled some books off of the last remaining bookshelf and sorted out the ones I wanted to keep and the ones I could give away. I left a … Continue reading

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