This blog has been pretty vacant for a while, so you may not have browsed it much. You may not have visited the About page to learn that I don’t really write much anymore. You may not have read some of the older entries from a year or two ago in which I struggled with […]


Remember all that business with my truck being totaled but it being OK because I had insurance? The catastrophes didn’t end there. They didn’t even end at three.

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The Tale of Two Trucks

June 29, 2012

Now that April has a job, we have a new set of challenges, especially regarding transportation. It’s not a major challenge, but there will be days when she travels, and sometimes that will turn into multiple days of being away from Springfield. Subsequently, we decided to get a second vehicle, and since we already have […]

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It’s the same tired refrain: blogger wishes they blogged more, but doesn’t. Except while I’ve had ideas for blog entries, and I’m not opposed to sharing them, I just can’t bring myself to do it. It’s not that I’m too tired, or too busy, because since I graduated college I have a decent amount of […]


Frenetic morning

February 15, 2012

First, our dog unplugged my alarm. I usually wake up between 6 and 6:30, but instead April woke me at 6:50. Then, I immediately took the dog for a walk… and discovered that a cat had been hit by a car last night and was lying at the end of the driveway. I couldn’t be […]

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Write me a letter

January 17, 2012

Before I graduated, I spent some time deciding what to do with my considerable post-college free time. I was going to have about ten extra hours a week, not to mention the lack of stress and worry about homework, assigned reading, and papers that had hung continually over my head and put a pall on […]

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My wonderful piece of paper

December 23, 2011

I graduated from Hillcrest High School in the spring of 2003 with a ton of honours, trophies from speech and debate, a great ACT score, a full-ride scholarship to Missouri State, and a lot of excitement about moving out of my mom’s house in the near future. And then I discovered that I didn’t know […]


What’s not to love about Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA)? You hand them money, and every week they hand you a bag of food. You don’t have to go to a store, sort through stuff, make a bunch of decisions, or stare at weirdly shaped roots that you don’t know what they are. They pick it […]


In my defense, I’m only almost failing because I missed an assignment while out of town to attend a wedding. Most weeks, we do nothing, but that particular week we had to put on a play with a group. I wasn’t here, couldn’t do the play, and subsequently missed the points. It wasn’t as big […]

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