Category Archives: Rants


A few months ago, for this week, I scheduled Owen for a goalie camp with his soccer club. They have a number of camps in different locations all summer, but this one was perfect – in the same town as … Continue reading

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Saturation and Self-Care.

sat·u·ra·tion saCHəˈrāSH(ə)n/ noun the state or process that occurs when no more of something can be absorbed, combined with, or added. the degree or extent to which something is dissolved or absorbed compared with the maximum possible, usually expressed as … Continue reading

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The Not Enough Demons. (Or: Why I Need Hope.)

I woke up Not Enough this morning. Well, maybe it’s truer to say that I went to bed Not Enough last night. Sleep doesn’t erase Not Enough; instead it seems to amplify it. And so I woke up this morning, … Continue reading

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Because It’s Personal.

I live in a small town. On the 5 miles of main road that leads people in and out of our town, there are three HUGE Trump signs. I’ve been counting signs since earlier this year, and the Trump signs … Continue reading

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On Being Noticed.

This week has been a rough one. School let out on Monday and camp doesn’t start until next week, Jeff has a bunch of stuff going on at work right now which is causing him stress, and I’m trying to … Continue reading

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The Awkwardness of Being Sick and Training for a Race.

So I have a cold. It’s not a a bad one; I’ve really only had an incredibly sore throat for the past three days and a bit of a cough. And today, thankfully, it’s moved into my head, so I’m … Continue reading

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Cats Versus Cucumbers.

This video makes me laugh more than it should; I watched it like six times yesterday. (It’s totally suitable for work, in case you’re wondering.) ********** I had initally just planned on sharing it with you all today – that’s … Continue reading

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Thestrals and the Holidays.

I loved the Harry Potter books. I ALWAYS pre-ordered the next in the series, and every year, I’d “prepare” for the next book by re-reading the prior version at the beach down the Cape, where my aunt and uncle, my … Continue reading

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Mea Culpa. As some readers pointed out on yesterday’s post, I had my facts wrong. Fact: Jerry Sandusky retired from Penn State in 1999, but retained all access to the facilities for his work with Second Mile. Therefore in 2002, he … Continue reading

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An Open Letter.

Dear Penn State Students: It’s hard for me to admit that I’m removed from my college years. Because honestly, in my head, I was an undergrad maybe 5 years ago. In real life, okay, yeah, it was 15. But. In college, I … Continue reading

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