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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 342: Sweep

It’s been happening again–that slow but steady creep of entropy. It starts with the little things. A mail order catalog that’s left on a counter, instead of ending up in recycling. A stuffed animal that worked its way out of … Continue reading

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Day 339: Reverse

Ever since we dropped off our daughter at the local rollerskating rink for a Girls Scout event a couple of weeks ago, she has been begging to return. So tonight, we did. It’s probably been two decades–at least–since I’ve put … 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 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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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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Day 332: Consume

I’d like to say that I participated in “Buy Nothing Day,” but that wasn’t the case. I wanted to repair my mother-in-law’s toilet in her guest bathroom so that it would stop cycling every fifteen or so minutes, so I … Continue reading

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Day 331: Recreate

We had a lazy Thanksgiving–just the the five of us and my mother-in-law. We made casseroles and turkey and stuffing and so on. We took a moment before eating to honor my father-in-law. And we took turns sharing with each … Continue reading

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Day 328: Vacation

OK, so our long holiday break doesn’t start until tomorrow when everyone comes home from school, but mentally, I think I’m already there. Maybe it’s the post-home-selling decompression, but rather than buckling down to address whatever is the next thing … Continue reading

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