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Lifestyle, On the Lighter Side

How Not to Be Weird

Sorry, I can’t actually give you a comprehensive guide on the subject. This is something each person has to figure out for themselves, through the exercise of poor judgment and the resultant embarrassing moment(s). I can, however, give you one guaranteed way not to be weird, from my own experience. If you ever hear the song “Seasons of Love” from Rent, and you think that “measure a year in cups of coffee” sounds like a great idea, well, it probably  ...

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Stormy Weather

This post was previously published in September 2017 while living in Beaufort, SC, during Hurricane Irma. I’m re-running it today on the occasion of Hurricane Dorian, which (thankfully) looks as if it’ll miss us completely. It’s been a tense weekend watching the weather maps as Hurricane Irma makes its way toward the East Coast. As of today, the time and place of its landfall remains only an educated guess. One thing seems certain, though — whichever unfortunate  ...

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Lifestyle, On the Lighter Side

For the Love of Mushrooms

Mushrooms are great. I don’t know why fruits and vegetables get all the hype. If you ask me, the best thing nature’s got going right now are its fungi. I’ve been on vacation in Connecticut the past few days (it seems strange to admit I’m vacationing at a place that is basically home, but there you have it). Our weather so far hasn’t exactly been what you’d call fair: pouring rain for days on end, and a river that’s flooding its banks. Unlike  ...

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Letting the Catty Out

I forgot for awhile why I don’t usually attend Christian women’s events, so I went to one this week, and that helped to jog my memory. I found myself at one this past week, at the behest of a new friend who thinks I should get out and meet people more. (She’s probably right about that.) It was a women’s brunch. It so happened that the speaker for the event was seated at my table, so I chatted with her for awhile. In the course of conversation she mentioned that she  ...

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