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Month: January 2018

Brand New

Brand New

I love anything new. The smell of a new baby. A new box of crayons. A fresh sheet of crisp white paper. The only problem with newness is nothing stays new. Before long the baby grows into a teenager. The box of crayons become a box of broken unusable nubs. Someone wads the paper into a ball and throws it at their brother.   Now it is a new month, a new year. It is time for a new start….

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Relentless

Relentless

My oldest son is relentless. I first noticed this quality when he was around 4 years old. While I worked out at our local gym, my two boys played in the gym childcare. I was horrified when I realized that another boy and his older sister were being mean to my oldest. I told my son to stop playing with the children, that they weren’t nice. His reply, “I can make them be nice.” I was flabbergasted. No matter how…

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Museum of Appalachia 

Museum of Appalachia 

On our numerous I-75 road trips from Flordia to Kentucky, we have passed the Museum of Appalachia billboard and asked ourselves repeatedly, “I wonder if that is any good?” We finally decided a few months ago to give the museum a try. We were blown away with the museum and the breadth of the history we learned. Founded in 1969 with one log cabin, the museum has grown to include exhibit halls overflowing with authentic artifacts and dozens of historic…

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The Darkness vs. The Light

The Darkness vs. The Light

 We lived for a year in Indiana. While I met many new friends and had some fun experiences with my family, I hated it. Most specifically, I hated the winter. I hated scraping my car windows. I hated the ice that I fell on. I hated my chapped lips. Yet, what I hated the most was the darkness. It seemed the whole long winter I never saw the sun. Grey clouds hung around for months and I wondered if summer…

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