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Thought Circus ::: Extraordinary Information About Our World | October 18, 2017

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This Vintage Life

April 23, 2013 | 1

There are a lot of things about so-called hipster culture that don’t make sense to those who don’t “get it.” Fashions like skinny jeans, slouchy hats, Clark Kent glasses, and layers of cardigans and scarves look odd to the 35+ … Read More

Chakra Sunday: The Root Chakra (Muladhara)

April 15, 2013 | 1

Last Sunday I introduced the start of a new Thought Circus Series: Chakra Sunday, promising to use the chakras to create a greater sense of mindfulness and ultimately a more balanced and confident outlook on life.

This Sunday, we’ll start … 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

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

Boredom Should Not Be In Your Dictionary

March 18, 2013 |

Recently, my dear husband John and I returned from a dreamy vacation on a Princess cruise ship. Gents, if you want to impress your wife with a bit of romance, take a tip from me and book a … Read More

My Black Heart

March 18, 2013 |

Today during church we watched a video about justice.

The narrator was fierce in tone and the questions hit me right to my core.

Is fighting justice even worth it?

If you think about everyone on this planet as your … Read More

Unplugged Sundays: What A Break From Technology Is Teaching Me

March 11, 2013 | 4

“He doesn’t have his phone on him. He’s unplugged today,” she says to a friend at church with a smile.

I look over at her and smile. I shrug my shoulders and say, “Yep”. She looks back and her … Read More

My First Tattoo

March 5, 2013 |

Okay, this wasn’t my first tattoo. I have had plenty, but the only difference about this one is that it won’t wash off in the shower.

I have had the thought of getting a tattoo for about the past three months. … Read More

Making 24 Extraordinary

February 27, 2013 | 5

A man named Charles de Gaulle once said, “Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.” This Saturday is my 24th birthday. Since it comes relatively soon … Read More

Traveling the Classics | Frankenstein

February 27, 2013 |

I was impressed to learn that Mary Shelley published Frankenstein anonymously as a young twentysomething nearly 200 years ago. In reading, I learned that this young woman was way ahead of her time in terms of sociology and understanding human … Read More