Making trail friends
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Making trail friends

We’ve been taking three walks each day just out the front door and around our neighborhood. The dog is a fan.   When Jason came home, we sort of fell into a walk before work, a walk with the kids at lunchtime, and a lunch after work. He no longer has an hour and a half…

Man’s first occupation
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Man’s first occupation

Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. Genesis 2:19 (emphasis mine) God set Adam into the…

Seeing, we see
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Seeing, we see

When we walk into the woods it takes a minute.  We start on the trail and it takes a bit to get acclimatized. I would say until you can’t hear road noise anymore, but it doesn’t usually take quite that long. It’s surprising, though, how far in before we begin to see. We notice, of…

In which an indoorsy mom begins hiking
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In which an indoorsy mom begins hiking

I don’t really like “outside.” Oh, I know I’m supposed to and do feel a twinge of guilt about it, but I don’t like dirt or bugs or wide variances in temperature. I’m not, however, philosophically opposed to “outside” … actually, I’m rather philosophically a fan of outside – especially for my kids. And I…

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Review: An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler

An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace by Tamar Adler My rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoyed reading this. It’s not an over the top superlative enjoyment nor a disdain at over-writing. It was a pleasant, empowering read. It helps to think of food a little differently, to think of the beauty and…

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Review: My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart

My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart My rating: 3 of 5 stars Mary Stewart is fun. She takes a little work for fun, sometimes it takes a month or 9 to build up momentum. I started this in September and didn’t accomplish much until Friday when I read it in two days. As romances go,…

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Review: The Moment of Tenderness

The Moment of Tenderness by Madeleine L’Engle My rating: 3 of 5 stars I wanted to love this collection of short stories – being a L’Engle fan I was really excited about them being compiled and released – but I only just liked it. There is an intriguing mix here, from the everyday to suspense/horror,…

Review: The Daughters of Troy by Euripides
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Review: The Daughters of Troy by Euripides

Euripides I: Iphigeneia at Aulis/Rhesus/Hecuba/Daughters of Troy/Helen by Euripides My rating: 4 of 5 stars I only read The Daughters of Troy. I have no idea how close the translation is, but Way’s poetry was fantastic and the story – what becomes of the women and children after Troy’s fall – harrowing. How do they…