Category Archives: Ancient History

#MicroblogMondays: The Path Not Taken.

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ********** Maybe it’s because I was 18 and didn’t have the resources to handle the emotional upheaval, or it’s something that happens to … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMondays: Make America Kind Again.

(Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.) ********** I’m really scared about this election – in a way I haven’t been ever before.  I’ve been struggling to find … Continue reading

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When The Scars Run Deep.

A memory popped up on Facebook yesterday: a picture of my friend Heather and I finishing the Wineglass Half Marathon in 2012. I was pregnant in this picture. It was early on, but my numbers were climbing the way they … Continue reading

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Sticky Summer Memories.

I left my house this morning, later than I intended, for my scheduled 75-minute bike ride feeling tired and more than a little sore from the strength work I did earlier this week. The weather here has been hot and … Continue reading

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The Tape.

The Blue Room office (and yes, I will post pictures when it’s put together!) is actually a part of a bigger spring project I took on this year. We’ve been in our house for more than 10 years now, and … Continue reading

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Legacy.

My Grandpa Conroy hated pop music. I hate when I turn on the radio and they’re yelling at me, he used to say. He’d only listen to classical music in the car and he loved Placido Domingo. Me being a … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMonday: Exorcising Demons.

(Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.) *********** On Saturday afternoon, when the painting was (finally!) all done, I started putting together Owen’s new furniture set. By myself. … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMondays: The Tetris Effect.

So I’ve been sitting here for the past 15 minutes, staring at the blank screen, trying to figure out something to write beyond the drumbeat of a voice in my head saying I’m so stressed out, I have a billion … Continue reading

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10% Happier.

I’m listening to an audiobook of a memoir right now written by Dan Harris, which basically describes how he discovered meditation and became a student of Buddhism. (I love memoirs. They’re my favorite right now!) I love him. He’s critical … Continue reading

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MBSR Class: Background and Week One.

Back in May, I used a gift certificate Jeff gave me for Christmas and spent four days at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Wellness. I shut off my phone and computer and took with me only a book and … Continue reading

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