Newton’s Laws of Life

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about balance. Balance in life, balance in love, balance on the scale. You don’t stop to think about it much, until something smacks you in the face, but everything, and everyone, around us is in a constant state of trying to find its equilibrium. And…

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Going Back to Plan A

The year has officially changed, though my hand still stubbornly refuses to write 2016 instead of 2015. There’s always about a three month curve for me until I get it right and the date starts flowing smoothly again. Spring break. That’s my goal. I’ll finally be able to write the…

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Game of Catch Phrase


The Officer and I sat down to watch the season premiere of Chicago Fire, which was a big mistake. Not the show, mind you, but watching it with the Officer. Pause here, rewind that. Eye rolls, laughs at inappropriate times. Apparently, while I’m watching for the pure entertainment value, he’s…

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By Invitation Only

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Maybe it’s the smell of number 2 pencils, or the creaking sound of crisp folders being opened for the first time, but the start of a new school year always makes me feel a little nostalgic. Parents are busy posting pictures of their kids’ first days back at school all…

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Daydream Believers

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Lately, the kids have been preoccupied with their future plans. Little Missy, at the ripe old age of four, spent weeks weighing the pros and cons of marrying various classmates, and has finally decided on one nice little boy to become Mr. Little Missy. Little Mister, while admittedly has no…

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