Confession: Right Now I’m Bad at Sad

My friend Melody pointed out this morning on Facebook that this week marks both the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, and Holy Week…in other words, it’s time to revert to waterproof mascara. I’m having a hard time wrapping my brain around these big things right now. I’m caught up in little things – joy […]

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Resurrection

One of the surprising things about life with God is how often He lets things die. Dreams, relationships, careers, people. It’s like He’s utterly unfazed by death. The Bible preps us for this–all the talk about agrarian seasons, Jesus’ resurrection, the Apostle Paul reminding us in his letters that as we follow Jesus, the old […]

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Quest 2014: Fake Rooster

I love rooster decor. I don’t love real-life roosters. But a giant bird crafted from ceramic and adorned in splashy primary colors? Sign. Me. Up. Steve does not share my rooster love. I’ve limited its expression in our house to a small spoon holder near the stove (that I expect to find “accidentally” broken any […]

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On adapting

So as you may have guessed from my prior posts, we are now in the process of training a dog. Which means to some extent, our dog is also training us. It’s a fun, and sometimes baffling process. Years ago, I read a book called “Second-hand Dog,” which made me realize that with any dog […]

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A Genetic Puzzle (partly solved)

Bergie had her first trip to our vet today. Here was our conversation: “Looks like she’s got some Great Pyrenees in her!” “Um, well…they told us she’s part foxhound.” “Yeah…Sometimes these things happen.” It makes sense, I guess. If you take one of these…  and put it in a moment of romantic opportunity with one of […]

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Bergie!

We have a new dog! Her name is Bergie (after Boston Bruins star Patrice Bergeron ). She is a delightful, enormous (85 lbs) bundle of fur and love and mellow happiness.  And in keeping with the tradition carried by THAT DOG (may she rest in peace), Bergie is a complete genetic mystery. I’ve been goggling “dogs […]

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