Month / July 2017

/ July 31, 2017 / Comments Off on Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

She is smart. She is strong. She is compassionate. She is brave. She works tirelessly during the day, taking care of our four rambunctious children. She gets up in the middle of the night to feed the baby. She has changed countless diapers, washed millions of dishes, and even fixes clogged drains and changes light […]

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Tools in toolshed
/ July 27, 2017 / Comments Off on Making Things out of Wood

Making Things out of Wood

A few nights ago, I had a great conversation while catching up with an old friend. We started out talking about normal things like how our kids were doing and how things were going at our respective jobs but eventually turned to deeper things. Something I shared was how I was starting a new hobby […]

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Hand reaching out of the water
/ July 26, 2017 / Comments Off on Depression and Suicide

Depression and Suicide

This is the post I’ve been avoiding writing for a long time.* With the news of Chester Bennington, best known as the singer and songwriter of Linkin Park, having recently taken his own life at the age of 41, depression and suicide are once again in the forefront of the news. People are sad and […]

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Venice, Italy
/ July 25, 2017 / Comments Off on Learning Spanish, Italian, and ASL

Learning Spanish, Italian, and ASL

Last week I downloaded Duolingo and started learning Spanish. I took two years of Spanish in middle, which was the mandatory number of years one needed to take a language, and chose Spanish because the consensus was it was the easiest. I did not do well (I think I got mostly C’s and maybe even […]

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/ July 24, 2017 / Comments Off on Being Picked Last

Being Picked Last

I’m reading a book about shame that my sister recently recommended to me. I’ll be blogging my thoughts as I go, both to help me process what I’m thinking about and to share anything that might be beneficial to anyone else. In a conversation with my sister, she helped me realize how much shame has […]

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