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Thought Circus ::: Extraordinary Information About Our World | June 27, 2017

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Friday Excerpts | The While Silence by Jack London

April 12, 2013 |

Over at my full-time gig, we recently did a 10-part series on the life Jack London. He’s most famous for The Call of the Wild and White Fang, but he also wrote dozens of other novels and hundreds of short … Read More

A Beginner Runner’s Journal

April 11, 2013 | 1

It happened quite suddenly, really.

I was sitting in my lovely home office doing some work in the middle of the afternoon. It hit me, much like the urge for an ice-cold Pepsi too often does. Except this urge was … Read More

This Adventurous Life

April 10, 2013 |

Why do we crave epic tales of love and hardship in the movies?

Why do we love books that pull us from our own world into a magical other?

Why are the most popular video games those that put us … Read More

Traveling the Classics | Treasure Island

April 9, 2013 |

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum.

Shiver me timbers.

Long John Silver (not the fast food chain, mind you).

Buried treasure found at the red “X” on the treasure map.

These are all fairly common elements of any good pirate … Read More

Introducing: Chakra Sunday

April 8, 2013 | 3

Last year I discovered one of the most wonderful things I think anyone can do for themselves: yoga. It started with a Groupon (as many new experiences in my life these days). Now, I had “done yoga” in the past … Read More

Sequestration Explained: What Is(n’t) Happening in Washington?

April 4, 2013 |

I won’t lie. When I first heard the word “sequestration,” I had no idea what it really meant. The term was automatically added to my “Google this before trying to talk intelligently with anyone who knows more than you” (that’s … Read More

The Flawed Christian Understanding of “Being Saved”

March 27, 2013 | 1

From the Christian New Testament, the book of Matthew, chapter 1, verse 21:

He will save his people from their sins.

Interesting, huh? It was to me, at least. When you hear Christians throw around the word “saved,” besides just … Read More

Work/Life Balance and The Myth of Multi-tasking

March 26, 2013 |

I’ve always been labeled as a multi-tasker, and it’s usually in reference to me being able to get a lot of different things done in relatively short periods of time. I’m going to be honest, I’m not a multi-tasker. I’m … Read More

92 Days, 6 Hours, 45 Minutes (and Counting…)

March 21, 2013 | 1

Jessica and I are committed to running Grandma’s Marathon in June! It’s an annual marathon in Duluth, MN. She has ran one marathon before, but this will be the first one for me. We have approximately 92 days, 6 hours, … Read More

The Cure to All Our Ailments: Aloe, Rum, and…Jesus?

March 20, 2013 |

One of the more unusual experiences I had on my recent vacation was a tour of an aloe factory in Aruba. My dear husband and I hopped off our cruise ship at the Aruba port and willingly hopped … Read More