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“Why”

This writing shindig is not for views, to share information I feel people might find relevant, to pay my bills, to be able to say, "Look what I accomplished." This writing thing is for 12-year-old Dani who saw her name in a byline for the first time. Revisiting that rather innocent joy reignited a fire, even if it's one I'll have to constantly stoke.  

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The Recipe

"...I bet that's what it's like when you're old and grey, sitting with your human on the porch on a warm summer evening as you watch the sun go down. I bet you turn to them, seeing the years you've spent together in the smile lines that permanently frame their eyes and rest along the corners of the lips you've yet to grow tired of kissing."

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Who Am I?

Moody, acoustic music? Check.  Coffee? Check.  Mini vacation inspiration? Check, check.  Ah, must be time to write. I love South Bend.  It's about two hours north of where I am currently living, yet it feels a world away.  While I am keeping an eye out for my next international adventure, I am thoroughly enjoying exploring… Continue reading Who Am I?

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Alexa, play *NSYNC Christmas Radio.   Ah, the holiday season.  I have a love/hate relationship with it.  I think there is always going to be a slight tinge of grief during the holidays. As I've mentioned before, I now look at grief as more of an old friend.  This old friend brings fond memories and… Continue reading

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Why I Stopped Trying to Be a “Good” Christian

How's that title? Catchy enough for ya? Also, giving myself a "self-five" because I am here posting twice in one weekend.  Go, Dani! The blog post is distracting me from the thunderstorm going on outside, which is making me nervous.  I'm from California, friends.  I do earthquakes, not tornadoes.  Any moderately strong wind I see… Continue reading Why I Stopped Trying to Be a “Good” Christian

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Solitude

Dictionary.com defines solitude as the "state of being or living alone"  Some of the synonyms for solitude are "isolation, loneliness, emptiness, seclusion." I don't know about you, but to me, those words have a negative connotation.  Like, I have never once uttered the words, yeah, I totally thrive in my loneliness.  Yeah, no, not my jam. It's hard… Continue reading Solitude