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Puppy love

I participate in a meditation community where members share brief stories via email about how their practice is going.  It’s a way for the individual doing the sharing to delve deeper into his/her practice, and a way for people receiving … Continue reading

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#47: Go to a dance recital

As a kid, my parents did their best to expose me to a variety of experiences.  I participated in gymnastics, took piano lessons, learned to swim, played on a softball team, spent a few years in Girl Scouts, went to … Continue reading

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Beyond 101: Attend a Seder

I don’t know a lot about religion. I was raised Christian, and received very basic education about the Bible. From what little I read, in the Old Testament God seemed to be a very angry, vengeful force; it wasn’t until … Continue reading

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#38: Visit the American Swedish Institute (a Minnesota Historic Site)

For the past several years, all the adults on my husband’s side of our family have opted to follow a name exchange program to facilitate Christmas gift-giving.  For 2012 my husband’s younger brother drew my name, and consulted my husband … Continue reading

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#85: Make baklava

During my youth my mom worked part-time outside the home, and full-time inside of it.  As a result, my parents, sister, and I all sat down to a home-cooked family dinner nearly every week night.  My mom usually served simple-yet-balanced … Continue reading

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Remember when….

I am a highly organized person, but not by choice.  Rather, I have to use managerial structures (schedules, routines, systems) to compensate for the fact that I have a completely crappy memory.  I live by the adage, “A place for … Continue reading

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A hot date

Every night for the past several weeks I have had a standing date with two pretty awesome guys: After dinner, we all retire to the living room – where we read or watch TV, and indulge in some ‘cuddle time’: … Continue reading

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