In Praise of Going For It

My obsession with US Open Tennis continues.  Last night Chris Evert’s comments about a few American up & comers who are on the down & out (Sloane Stephens in particular) stuck with me. She said: “Sometimes it seems like they’re afraid to put it all out there…to let it matter to them whether they win […]

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Thank God THAT’S Not True…

I’m driving a lot this week, which means I’ve had the chance to listen to some different podcasts. One sermon in particular caught my attention yesterday. The speaker claimed that the overarching theme of the Bible is that we need to treat other people better. He claimed that this is THE choice Jesus offers us, and […]

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Your Daily Bergie

Someone on Twitter announced that today is National Dog Day! I came right over here to celebrate with a post. I believe EVERY day is National Dog Day, so it’s a delight to have the rest of the world (or even just one guy on Twitter) ascribe to my perspective. I scrolled through the dozens of […]

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The Art Fair, Keepsake (Weekend reads!)

My definition of a “good weekend” this summer has been about cramming in things from every facet of life: fun with friends, extra sleep, sunshine, laughter…and at least one novel. This weekend was an extravaganza.  Yesterday we had friends over for a cookout. THIS DOG let us sleep until 9:00am this morning (and looked disgruntled […]

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Book Review: Let’s All Be Brave

I really liked this one! Let’s All Be Brave: Living Life with Everything You Have is Annie F. Downs’ first offering for adult readers (she’s the author of three books for teens) and she’s built a good bridge for herself between these two readerships.  She writes like a friend, vacillating from the tone of big […]

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A Wedding, A Funeral

On Saturday, Super-G & I had front row seats as our friend re-married her husband. They’d been divorced for enough years that this qualified as a miracle. It was a break-out-the-tissues moment, and I spent the entire ceremony trying to pick my jaw up out of my lap. Because even though I knew they were […]

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Book Review: Accidents of Marriage

I ADORED this book! Accidents of Marriage is the story of Maddy and Ben. They’re a relatable middle-class couple with a home, three kids, two careers and a good looking life. Except that each night the family waits in fear each night as Ben comes home, wondering what sort of mood he’ll be in. He has […]

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