Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Ocean and God

Going to the beach has been one of my favorite things for a long time. I moved around as a lot growing up, but we always lived inland. I'm sure I saw the Pacific Ocean when I was little, but have no memory of it. Therefore, I was an adult the first time I "saw" the ocean…
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#Hashtag Dangers

Hashtags can be a powerful tool in this society. My Facebook and Twitter feeds are currently filled with #alllivesmatter, #blacklivesmatter, and now #bluelivesmatter. I see passion and pain behind all of them,  I support all of those. The climate we live in makes me, a middle-aged, middle-class, white woman, hesitant to speak out. I feel…
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Floss Does What?

I recently went to a new hygienist at my dentist's office where I promptly got busted (politely) for not flossing. After getting my teeth all nice and clean and de-tartarized (yes I just made that word up), I came home and started flossing (I said I would at least try to floss more than just…
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4th of July Ponderings

We just finished "observing" the 4th of July, and I have been pondering my thoughts and feelings about it. When I was a child I recall grilling out (on charcoal), eating watermelon, and watching fireworks. Though to be truly honest, at this moment I cannot remember a specific experience. It is more a memory of…
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