Category Archives: Random thoughts

A tale of two trees

A heart-breaking tribute to two shade-providing and much loved trees in St. Paul, as Bethany contemplates just how big the AC bill is going to be this summer … and if she can plant cacti in the side garden. Continue reading

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So speed. Much purple. Wow.

The intersection of Doge, running, and a patient husband serves prime blog fodder. Continue reading

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Year in review

A “year in review” post indicates that there’s plenty to sum up. However, a glance at the history of this blog makes it look like that might be a reach.  One post in August hardly seems worthy of year that … Continue reading

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Many happy returns…

The blog lives!!! After much ignoring of it, while writing for peanuts elsewhere,  it is now time to return here and write what I know. Returning to my own blog is a consequence of returning to a real fitness routine. … Continue reading

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This one step…

… – choosing a goal and sticking to it – changes everything.” This Scott Reed quote came into my life a few years ago at an opportune moment when I needed it most, and it fueled me on to better, happier things. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

“Blue” gets a bad rap.  For example, people talk about feeling blue when they are sad.    A recent trip to Mexico showed me all of this blue, and “sad”  wasn’t the defining emotion.  😀

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun

After a winter in Scotland, standing on Coumeenole Beach (near Slea Head on the Dingle Peninsula in Western Ireland) in the bright, spring sunshine made me think that perhaps the damp little corners of my soul just might dry out, after … Continue reading

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Some Easter thoughts

Not being a ham-eater (I know!  The sacrilege…), Easter was not the holiday I looked forward to when I was growing up.  Getting up early for Sunrise Service and having to put up with ham in the house was not … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey

“Journey” is a familiar word. You could say I’ve got the wanderlust. After college, I moved to Scotland (where I had the opportunity to get a student work visa). When my visa was up, I backpacked for almost six weeks … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Arranged

“Arranged” is a concept with a few different connotations.  Taken one way, it can mean that something is purposefully controlled and ordered in a way that may not be totally genuine or natural.  And yet, “arranged” can also be indicative … Continue reading

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