The clutter that is life

One of my goals for 2018 is to declutter. No one who's ever been to my house would ever accuse me of being a minimalist, so perhaps you can appreciate that this will most likely be a year-long task. And yet, I'm determined to plug away at it for more than a few reasons. I've... Continue Reading →


#WATWB One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

I try to not use the word "love" frivolously, but I will confess that I love books. As a reader and a copyeditor, books factor heavily into my free time and lifestyle in general. Imagine how excited I was to find this month's #WATWB post! In the city of Ankara, Turkey's capital, a unique library... Continue Reading →

Celebrating each victory

So . . . my last post was a bit heavier than usual, but tonight as I write this, my heart is full. Right around the time of my previous post, we had a tiny bit of celebration in our household. Well, it was a big deal to one person in particular, and just a... Continue Reading →


As I write this post, it's Saturday, January 20. Today marks fifteen years since our youngest son passed away, only a few months shy of his fifth birthday. I'm not a naturally early riser, so I was surprised to awaken this morning before 5:30, unable to get back to sleep. Once I was awake, though,... Continue Reading →

Hot chocolate and holidays

Since my next regularly scheduled post is due on Christmas Eve (bet you didn't know I have a regular schedule here, did you?), and the weekend after that is New Year's Eve, I'm adjusting my post schedule a bit and am popping in early here to wish you all a Merry Christmas—which is what I... Continue Reading →

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