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I hate maple syrup


Two nights ago I went to the grocery store. The wind chill was in the single digits and the wind was blowing and I was freezing. Like, actually freezing. Dylan… Read more >

Two little words


Here’s one of my biggest pet peeves: It really gets my goat when I hold a door open for someone and they do not acknowledge me. Is it soooo hard to… Read more >

when there is no ball practice…

For the last three months, I’ve scarcely been online and I haven’t had time to blog. Wait. Did I say the last three months? I guess it’s more like a… Read more >

Why I love baseball

  This isn’t a baseball field. It’s across from the baseball fields. It’s what I see on warm spring evenings when I’m at baseball practice and games. It’s what I… Read more >

Dreams really do come true

When I was little, I watched a lot of PBS. I especially liked a little low-budget show filmed in Roanoke called Cookin’ Cheap. I regularly watched Laban Johnson and Larry… Read more >

Taco Salad Thursday


At the cafeteria in my office building, every Thursday is Taco Salad Thursday. I learned this from a friend during the second week of my job, on a Thursday when… Read more >


I got in line at Starbucks and saw the sign. #PSL Son of a hooligan. I didn’t even realize what day it was. There are two kinds of people in… Read more >

My reading list: a progress report

books in bookshelf

In February I asked for your recommendations, and I compiled a reading list for the year. Today, I’m reporting my progress so far. Here is a snippet of my original… Read more >

Blue Moon


It’s been a long time since TGIF has meant so much to me. After starting a new job this¬†week where there was lots of trouble finding parking, lots of (uphill)… Read more >

Second place

I snapped a few photos yesterday just before¬†the awards ceremony at Alyssa’s season-end softball tournament, and in each picture her face was the same. This is what second place looks… Read more >

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