To Master a Bedroom

What does it mean to have a “Master Bedroom” in your house? I’m not a master of anyone. I can hardly execute my own will over myself. So we can take that definition and shove it off the table. I learned while house-hunting that for a bedroom to truly be considered a Master, it must […]

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Life, Death, & Food Allergies

No matter how much I know that birth and death are just expressions of being and that we still are no matter what, that a life’s impact is infinite no matter what, it still hurts when death hits close to home. My friend Aaron Bramley passed last month. He fought hard against cancer, but diseases […]

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I Live Here Now

It’s hasn’t properly rained in a long time. So long, in fact, that I couldn’t tell you when the last time was without looking it up, but I’ll just go ahead and say that maybe it was at some point in mid-June. And with that – this lack of looming dark clouds – the weather […]

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Fewer Animal Products = Better Everything

I know the conversation about animal products is a tough one, but perhaps you’ve considered cutting down a little bit and you don’t feel like there’s a lot of support out there for a person who just wants to incorporate more plant-based food, not go 100% vegan overnight. I get that. There’s a small but […]

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Recent Randomness: Floored

Time feels like it passes more quickly the older I get. Everyone says that. Just about everyone who says it laments it. I count myself among the lamenters because I hold tightly to the memories of golden hour summer afternoons and evenings processing through me like a full day. I watch Ever ride her bike […]

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Home Renovation Before: Vision With Me!

We haven’t gotten anywhere near as much done on our house as we thought we would have by now. Alas, we’re still painting and are just getting ready to start acclimating our flooring to our home before installing it. Roadblocks come up when you’re on unfamiliar paths. Hell, they come up when you’re on familiar […]

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A New Age in Portland

We’ve been here for 26 days and I love it. The rain has been frequent and yet I find it comforting. I see the massive mossy trees and the vibrant lushness that surrounds me and I feel thankful for the rain – it is what makes the landscape here such a fairytale to me. It’s […]

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