A Material Girl living in an technologically advanced, pre-packaged world!

November 26, 2008

It is easy to dis progress, to whine about the destruction of a slower life, to rail against the impositions of technology on our lives. Some of which I do like we all do.But, I have been thinking, lately, about how much I actually benefit from the technological advances of the last couple of decades. […]

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Hope through Honest Discussion: A Follow up to Why I feel like an Alien

November 14, 2008

This morning I marched. Not the clipped cadence of a march in formation or a raucous demonstration with signs and loud chants and cries, but a free flowing march in silence, prayer, and then progressively friendly smiles and chatter. I am not a big marcher – I have always avoided protests and I am not […]

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5 Ways Blogging is Changing my Life

November 10, 2008

5 Ways Blogging is Changing, Affecting, Uplifting, destroying, corrupting, and encouraging my life… L.L Barakat over at Seedlings in Stone started a meme a little while back about how blogging is changing her life. 1. Blogging has made me circumspect about my own voice Blogging has challenged me to think carefully about what is that […]

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Photo #5: The Koko Black experience

September 21, 2008

Koko Black, Canberra. The Koko Black experience is something worth experiencing. The idea is simple – take fine quality chocolate and go to town…..truffles, mousse, hot chocolate, mocha….you get the idea, except you really don’t! I enjoyed the design elements of their store – we had plenty of time too, the wait for a table […]

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Photo # 3: The shimmering Pond – Summer in Michigan

September 6, 2008

How beautiful is this! This is a photo I took about this time last year at a friend’s place in Michigan. It is such a serene location. I love the reflection in the water, so perfect it is hard to tell which way is up.

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Footloose and Fancy Free: Answering a challenge

June 24, 2008

So here goes. After i posted yesterday’s post I was talking to a friend of mine who is somewhere in the Middle East. She challenged me to express more of my thoughts about how what I wrote applies to us as single women. I didn’t mean for my post yesterday to only apply to being […]

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A Gentle AND Quiet Spirit?

June 23, 2008

What does it mean to have a “quiet and gentle spirit?” This is a phrase from 1 Peter 3. As someone who is an extrovert and who can be very outgoing to the point of being a little overwhelming (even scary – so I’ve been told) it is an idea, a way of being, I’ve […]

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Blowing off Steam

May 18, 2008

It’s been a week of contrasts. As students and their parents bring in U-Hauls to move their worldly possessions back to the far reaches of Texas (usually)…. those of use who are staying around exist in a different dimension. The existence beyond being an undergraduate is different in any case. The grading of papers and […]

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The long awaited sigh…

May 9, 2008

Waiting to finish this semester has been like holding your breath for too long….your face starts to go red and you almost pass out from lack of oxygen (or lack of fresh air as the case may be). But all the official parts of the semester – the handing in of papers and such – […]

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Being Thankful

March 22, 2008

Easter is about being Thankful. At the Good Friday service i went to yesterday Jeff reminded me that atonement was about deliverance from a debt of death. That’s what Good Friday is about – the actions of one man, who was also the Son of God, Jesus Christ dying on a cross (a death reserved […]

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