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July in Review

July was a month of crazy-busy. Summer school, study abroad, four birthdays, extreme heat (over 105 many days), and the beginning of band camp. The insurance didn’t approve our house claim until late in the month, so construction didn’t start until … Continue reading

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Top Ten Sensory Reading Memories

I rarely associate books and sensory experiences – that’s usually more music for me – but I do have a handful of books with strong ties to a time or image or other experience. 1. Notes on a Scandal by … Continue reading

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Top Ten Novellas and Short Stories

Been awhile (three months!) since I was able to participate in one of these Top Ten Tuesdays! Today, the topic is our favorite novellas and short stories. I’m not a huge fan of shorter works – prefer longer ones – … Continue reading

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Formative Books

We all have those books that changed the way we grew up, whether they were children’s books read to us or just something in school that made us see the world differently. I’ve been thinking about the books that influenced … Continue reading

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June in Review

The month started with a bang: Going to Houston to visit my uncle (who has late-stage cancer). Discovering that our roofers several months ago not only didn’t do the job we paid them to do, but their negligence caused about … Continue reading

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May in Review

Please note: Last night I got the news that my uncle has advanced cancer with liver and kidney failure. There’s a very strong probability that he won’t make it longer than a few more days. I’m heading to Houston to … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Cultivate

I won’t lie to y’all – May has been just as tough as I expected. So far, I’ve been coping with the crushing ghost-trauma** by binge-watching TV. While this isn’t the healthiest thing in the world, it’s far better than … Continue reading

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