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Raw and honest, life is too short to not have a sense of humor about it, but sometimes it does get a little big. I hope you like rollercoasters.

Bunny Trails

Long after I gave up on Santa Claus, I believed in the Easter Bunny because of bunny trails. For my mom, the world was filled with magic at the holidays. It was as if she sprinkled everything with magic fairy …

I Hate Exercise

I hate exercise. There. I said it.   More people in the post-agrarian United States are exercising than ever before: Crossfit, 24-hour gyms, yoga, hiking Meetup groups. They love all the sweat, torture, and challenge! A few months ago, I …

“I Have Control of the Aircraft”

It was the COOLEST THING EVER the first time my flight instructor announced, “You have control of the aircraft.” “I have control of the aircraft,” I repeated back calmly, authoritatively. Inside though, my heart was beating a mile a minute. …

My Grandmother – Peaceful Warrior

Anna Creighton Laing was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1898. She was raised in a conservative, quintessentially Victorian-era Presbyterian home. She, and all her brothers and sisters were all bright, well-read, well-spoken. They only spoke when there was something …

A Good Hike Spoiled

I was feeling a little peopled out. Emily, the temptress kitty, lay contorted at my side, a big anthropomorphic smile on her face, lulling me into a state of do nothingness. But, I had already determined that I would not …

13 Year Olds Know Everything

13 year olds know everything. I don’t know about you, but I definitely knew everything about everything. And then some extra stuff on top of that.   I knew that when my orchestra teacher handed the 6th – 9th grade …