Category: Just Life

Little Women and the Paralyzed Princess

I watched Little Women (the old 1994 film) last weekend, for the first time in years. Going into it I had this vague impression that I’d seen it once or twice when I was much younger, but I couldn’t recall anything specific.

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A Week of Transitions

August always feels like a weird month (as I’ve said before, last year at this time). Not bad weird, just different. It’s an in-between month.

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What I’ve Been Reading: July 2019

Between ten days of camp with very little quiet time and all my Saturdays last month spent working on the campground preparing for said ten days of camp, I wasn’t able to read quite as much in July as I was in June. That said, I did polish off two great books and made progress in a couple others.

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Mode Camp 2019

When I was little, Mode Camp was THE event of the year for me. (Well, along with Christmas.) And in some ways, it still is—at least the main event of the summer.

Our little church camp set on a hill in the Middle of Nowhere, Illinois, has shaped my life in more ways than I can explain.

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I Have Nothing to Write

Writing a new play always hammers this truth back into my head: I have nothing to write.

I know—I’m a writer. I write things. It’s what I do. But the truth remains that I really have nothing to write.

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What I’ve Been Reading: June 2019

Summer is making me so happy because I’m finding more time to read! Between twilit evenings when I can just sit and savor a few chapters and Saturdays I spend baking or painting while listening to an audiobook, I am thoroughly enjoying the extra helpings of literature I’ve gotten this June.

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A Little {just life} List

I’m drafting a new play this week (yep, I know I just finished one). And what that means is…my time and creativity for blogposts are at minimum levels. That being the case, today’s post is just a little list of ordinary things I’ve encountered lately.

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What I’ve Been Reading: May 2019

The first week of June means a new post in my What I’ve Been Reading series! (You can find last month’s installment here.) Below is a rundown of the books (and music) I encountered in May and what I thought of each.

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Grecian Travels, May 2019

Those of you who follow our Instagram already know why I was AWOL for the last two weeks. For those who don’t know, here is the rather prosaic reason: I was on summer vacation.

…in Greece!

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What I’ve Been Reading: April 2019

In last year’s poll, many of you expressed interest in hearing more book recommendations, and my April post about What I’d Been Reading for the first three months of 2019 was received well. So, I’ve decided tentatively to install a regular post where I’ll share with you my thoughts on the books I’ve read each month (and the music I’ve listened to—keep reading!).

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