7 Quick Takes, vol. 119

___1___ First out of the box: I am writing a short magazine feature on marital communication and natural family planning. I’d love to have some quotes from some of you NFPers out there on how you think NFP has helped, hurt, or otherwise affected your spousal communication. Email me at kathleenbasi@gmail.com, or just leave a…

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At Dawn

Orion Originally uploaded by Stigs       I slept poorly last night, haunted perhaps by the images on the movie screen, or more likely a prisoner of my own adrenalin. The children moaned in their sleep, and I woke. My husband, ensconced downstairs on the couch with a cold, coughed, and I woke. A…

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You Can Do More Than You Think You Can

I don’t know about you, but I am essentially lazy. Now, that’s not a universal truth. I’m rarely lazy about writing, for instance. And every late winter, I get the gardening/landscaping bug, and vow that this year is going to be different. This year, I’m going to really stay on top of the garden! But…

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Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time

It was a perfect morning—70 degrees beneath a flawless blue sky, washed clean by four days of rain, and fanned by a gentle breeze. But I woke up unable to move because of a muscle knot in my shoulder, which kept me from doing my Pilates. This made two days without exercise, since I got…

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Random Musings from the Pinnacles

  Long vs. short writing projects Lately I’ve been chafing at how little writing I’m doing aside from blogging and The Novel. If I had 4-5 hours, I could easily spend them, and I’d get more projects done despite working on said novel. That, however, is not my life. So I’m just trying to get…

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Where to begin?

I’m five weeks postpartum, and I’m wearing my own jeans. There, that’s a good crow to begin my blog. I’ve been procrastinating for weeks, simply because I couldn’t think how to begin. So I might as well begin by introducing myself…we are, after all, the product of our many influences. I hail from a little…

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