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Correct me if I’m Wrong…or Don’t

“Being right doesn’t show you care about their feelings.” This was the advice I overheard one teen give to another during a discussion about whether you should correct faulty thinking when someone is sharing their heart. Sometimes it’s hard to know when to set someone...

Wrong Kind of Mud Bath

Wallowing is not a pretty word. Quite the opposite, as it evokes images of pigs rolling around in mud. Wallowing lends itself to filth. For many animals, wallowing is essential to their well-being. They get down in the muck and coat their bodies to stay cool and keep...

Learn and Do

Shout out all the people of the world who aren’t satisfied with pat answers to their burning questions. I admire those who keep digging deeper and deeper until they’ve uncovered more answers than the rest of us care to know. Like why we have to go to the...

delicately indestructible

Yesterday I learned about Prince Rupert’s Drops for the first time. I don’t know what took so long except that I’m into Biology, not Physics. My Physics professor would attest to this. Thanks to my cousins Clint and Andrew, I’m no longer ignorant of...

hold your friends up

I’ve been doing an arm workout that involves holding them out at shoulder height for four hours. Not really. It only feels like four hours because of the burning in my shoulders after the first ninety seconds. It’s only seven minutes total, and they’re the longest...

failure is not an option

Yesterday my husband asked me to re-hem his suit pants. It’s an easy enough task on the sewing machine, but it wasn’t cooperating. The thread became such a tangled mess that what should have been a ten-minute repair turned into over an hour of troubleshooting, trying...