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Instead of Mopping the Floor

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Oh, I might still mop the floor. But today, Palm Sunday, I headed off to Sunday School where we discussed Kant, C. S. Lewis, Richard Dawkins, evolution, the addictive personality, the difference between ethics and morality, and a bunch of […]

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Rehearsal Last Night

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I went to rehearsal last night for a play we’ll be doing as a fundraiser for the youth of our church. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a play before. I’ve read them, taught them, attended them, but not […]

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Sunday Routine

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A few years back I became persuaded that goals/subgoals/steps toward subgoals was not actually the best arrangement for time management and moving toward those goals. Instead, I learned, we should set our goals and then make sure we develop the […]

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To Market, to Market

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#1 daughter, the Baby, and I went to the Farmers Market today, opening day. I bought a skein of handspun wool from a sheep named Spreckles. That is, the sheep produced the yarn. I bought it from the sheep’s owner, […]

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Interrupted Tidying

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I’ve been under the weather and doing nothing but sleeping and working. Ten and a half hours a night under the influence of Nyquil got me through my workdays — even the extra work of Analytics Week. So I haven’t […]

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Synthetics

In the book How to Hide an Empire,  the author claims that the rise of synthetics in WW2 made tropical colonies unnecessary. Without the need for rubber, silk, quinine, and tin, he figures, we didn’t need to worry about who […]

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Campfire Girl

For some reason, a Campfire Girl song from my childhood jumped into my head and stayed there. “The little twinkling stars on high are whispering nature lore, While all about us the soft winds sigh and great Wokanda watches o’er! […]

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Labels and Tidying

Between rehearsals and time with #2 daughter, I haven’t done a lot of tidying so far this week, but I did label things and do a bit of reorganizing in the process. Labels are important for things like flour, baking […]