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still walking

I am on this journey. I don’t want to over-spritualize it or make it holier than it is. But I am on a journey. And I know you are too. These last few months have been filled with the realization that things are not so good. I am in a happy marriage with healthy children. But there is an increasing dissatisfaction in my soul with where the world is going. So general, I know… but are we gaining wisdom, patience, and love in today’s 21st century society? I’m not sure how much I want to talk about all this.

You may get a mouthful or a continuing diatribe… I’m just going to try to work out some of these things here…

so I can remember…

so I can be reminded…

and I’m sure there will be the intermittent revelation of more personal family stories and photos.

If you are still out there…

I am still here…


march 2012

Just a montage to those I adore. 

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From what I had previously written and lost, the information I was most excited to share was a book recommendation.

The Dumbest Generation, by Mark Bauerlein challenged me, inspired me, and had me questioning many cultural norms. I told Davy, “I ate this book.” I tasted it, chewed it, savored it, and swallowed it whole. To me, it was nourishment.

As teacher, mother, student, Christian, thinker, human… I think it needs to be read by anyone who is thinking that technology might not be all it’s cracked up to be. Read it. Let me know what you think.



I am mourning the loss of the post I just spent an hour writing.




I feel lovestruck a bit. Or maybe awestruck. The book I finished a week or two ago is lingering with me. It is one of those that I think I will remember forever. I know it is a bit crazy to feel so strongly about a fictional story about fictional characters, but for whatever reason I am deeply affected by what I read.

Abraham Verghese’s Cutting For Stone is his debut novel. He has a way with words. There were moments in this book where I would read and re-read what he wrote, wondering how he crafted the words he did in the way he did. I would run to my reader friends and ask if they heard the magic I heard, and yes, they did. It will be a book I give to those I know treasure words.

It was given to me by an unlikely friend who somehow knew I would love it.

That is the gift of words and story. They are shared. They are life-changing.

I am thankful for all who have shared the stories they love with me.


shifting paradigms

I am really wanting to know what you think of these ideas! Watching this was exciting and overwhelming at the same time. i began to wonder what rabbit hole we have all gone down that a systematic change is so imperative. Let me know what you think. (These are thoughts from the TED conference, speaker is sir ken robinson)


recap – end of 2011

We have had a fantastic, restful Christmas holiday. Some of the highlights are below in the pics.

waiting for the reveal


she loved the robe

I guess the cat was cool?

christmas day 2011

d and his munchkins

playing together

b and s cute as always

family pic

pedernales falls


Books that made an impact

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