Everyday Life

What Does the Spirit of the Stag Say to You?

Filed in Everyday Life by on August 15, 2016 1 Comment • views: 1471
What Does the Spirit of the Stag Say to You?

I was out on my evening walk a few nights ago when a young buck crossed my path. It was a little after sunset, that time of night when figures start to fade in the growing shadows. I had gone a little over a mile and was coming up on two potato sheds when he […]

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Please Tech Gods, Don’t Give Us Self-Driving Cars

Filed in Everyday Life by on June 26, 2016 3 Comments • views: 1209
Please Tech Gods, Don’t Give Us Self-Driving Cars

Everyone’s talking about them. The automakers are scrambling trying to win the market. “Autonomous” cars, they’re called. The ones that can drive themselves. All we’ll have to do is just sit back and relax. Imagine the possibilities! No more wasted time on the commute. No more distracted driving. Far fewer accidents on the road. “We […]

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Could It Be that Having One Purpose Isn’t Enough?

Filed in Everyday Life, The Writing Life by on May 16, 2016 0 Comments • views: 2549
Could It Be that Having One Purpose Isn’t Enough?

We’ve all heard the talk about purpose. Once you find your purpose, the world opens up for you. Or so it seems, when you read the material promoting “purpose-finding.” I’ve enjoyed a number of articles, books, and quizzes on purpose. I found them fun to read and think about, and some of them were helpful […]

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How to Feel Like You’re 16 Again

Filed in Everyday Life by on May 7, 2016 0 Comments • views: 1279
How to Feel Like You’re 16 Again

I read the other day that a growing body of research shows that people who feel younger than their age actually tend to live longer. One British study of about 6,500 people, for example, reported that those who felt older than their age had a 41 percent greater risk of dying in the next eight […]

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These Little Guys Brighten Any Gray Winter Day

Filed in Everyday Life by on January 13, 2016 0 Comments • views: 976
These Little Guys Brighten Any Gray Winter Day

Here in Idaho, we have a lot of bird life, and I never tire of watching them. (Video below in Quicktime. My apologies to Android users who won’t be able to see it—if I do more videos in the future I’ll figure out a better way.) Recently, I had the pleasure of having a group […]

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In Praise of Appreciation: The Birth of the Weed Lady

Filed in Everyday Life by on September 13, 2015 3 Comments • views: 1670
In Praise of Appreciation: The Birth of the Weed Lady

It’s amazing how a little bit of appreciation can brighten your day. You’ve heard it said before, but this time I have a story of how even a herd of goats can show their appreciation when someone goes out of their way for them. Goats? Really? Goats. And appreciation of any kind—from anyone—just feels good. […]

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When the Other Girls Make fun of Your Shiny Black Pants

Filed in Everyday Life, The Writing Life by on August 31, 2015 5 Comments • views: 1027
When the Other Girls Make fun of Your Shiny Black Pants

I have fond memories of shopping for school clothes with my mom. Usually sometime in the month of August, she would help me go through my closet to see what clothes still fit, and we’d separate those from the ones I’d outgrown so we knew what I needed for the upcoming school year. Then came […]

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When the Stray Chicken Came, I Never Expected This

Filed in Everyday Life by on August 5, 2015 5 Comments • views: 1347
When the Stray Chicken Came, I Never Expected This

I have a stray chicken in my yard. I live on about an acre of land surrounded by agricultural fields. You could say I live out in the country, though the town is only about fifteen minutes away and the land around me is all cultivated into wheat, potato, corn, and alfalfa fields. My nearest […]

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Getting Physical—My Week at the Ranch

Filed in Everyday Life by on May 16, 2014 2 Comments • views: 392
Getting Physical—My Week at the Ranch

As a freelance writer specializing in health and preventative care, I write about how to protect your health every day. I tell readers how to eat right, exercise, and in general, live longer and more pain-free lives. After over 15 years of writing and researching in this area, I’ve determined that even if you eat […]

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