Father’s Day weekend

Later today, if all goes well, Cohen will be home again, and I’m really looking forward to that. I am sure he will be tired (their flight departs Guatemala City early this a.m. and they have a fairly long bus ride from the city where they’ve been working to get to Guatemala City), but also […]

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Off to Guatemala

Today is the day. Early this morning (VERY early), we dropped Cohen off at O’Hare for his trip to Guatemala. He was his usual self when excited — that is, talking excitedly, bouncing off the walls with energy, and hard to make him pay attention. He has good reason to be excited, of course: his […]

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A love affair with peonies

Many years ago when I was a kid, I stayed at a friend’s house at around this time of year, and it was then that I was introduced to the beauty of peonies. They have been one of my favorite flowers ever since, especially ones that are a deep, vibrant red. In addition to their […]

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Mother’s Day and other things

The featured image for this post is of one of the roses in the bouquet of flowers I bought for Michele for Mother’s Day. Most people go for red roses, and they are quite beautiful, but I like the more subtle and interesting beauty that these ones display. Mother’s Day is sometimes a difficult day. […]

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Taking a deep breath

For me, this weekend is about taking a deep breath in preparation for the week to come. Classes wrap up and next weekend will be filled with graduation activities. In between, I’ll be flying out to Vancouver, B.C. to attend a library conference, trying to finish up all of my theology coursework, and preparing for […]

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The scarcity of hope

Part of the struggle of the human condition is when hope is lost. I’ve been thinking about that for a while now — the importance of hope in our lives, in my own life. Part of my own struggles of late is due to the scarcity of it. Hope that relationships will heal. That finances […]

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