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06 February 2013 ~ Comments Off

loosening up

My husband and I are taking kickboxing classes right now. They basically amount to 45 minutes of continuous movement of some part of your body, usually several parts in rapid succession. Along with kicking and punching, there are lunges, squats, reverse planks, sit-ups, push-ups and other things that make me shake like a junkie. Just [...]

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25 October 2012 ~ Comments Off

life and death

The idea of death upsets me so much sometimes. I’ve always been afraid of loved ones dying (disproportionately so for a young person) but especially now that I’m not a Christian, it’s really hard to think about. I’m not sure, even as a Christian, I believed there’d be a heaven with constant worship and happy [...]

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09 October 2012 ~ Comments Off


I’m angry at my parents for getting divorced when I was 2 years old. This is not to say I wanted to live my life with fighting, spiteful adults hissing and spitting at each other from opposite sides of the house. Nor do I want to think how terrible life would’ve been for them personally, [...]

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16 April 2010 ~ Comments Off

the value of a life

Three old men were out fishing in the lake behind my office today. (This sounds like the start to some sort of parable, doesn’t it? It’s not. Well, not really anyway.) All three men had their lines in the water, and, as I watched from the bank, the line closest to the boat’s motor sprang [...]

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