Author Archives: Julie

A leg to stand on

Caveat: If you’re here because you Googled the term “erectile dysfunction,” you’re in the wrong place. Caveat #2: Every statement in here is my opinion.  I have not done any research on statistics to support my statements, but if you … Continue reading

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I have to be the world’s worst blogger. It’s been almost four years since I posted anything. A lot has happened in the past four years. Most importantly, my husband retired earlier this year, and we’ve begun traveling the country … Continue reading

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Why I’m Here

When my children were young, I spent my time teaching them and finding out exactly how much I didn’t know. Now that they’re one step shy of being adults, I can no longer use them as an excuse to learn new things. So, … Continue reading

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The view from over here.

So, here’s the thing: September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. We are a cancer family. For the past 14 years, we’ve been a cancer family. We’re very aware. People around us are very aware. Our experience is a reminder that they are … Continue reading

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On Being Christian …

I’d just like to clarify a few things. More and more often, I feel like Christians and Christianity are being disparaged by people who only know Christians by what they hear on the news. Generally speaking, Christians have become poorly represented in the media, … Continue reading

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The Chronicles of Insomnia

I’m awake. Maybe it’s the ringing in my ears or the wind outside or any of a dozen notions that are rolling around in my head. Whatever it is, instead of fighting it, I just got up. Fighting insomnia is a losing battle. … Continue reading

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Visions of Sugar Plums

I’m sure traditional sugarplums are quite delicious (thank you, Alton Brown), but these are prettier, much better for you, so tasty, and they inspired me to get the camera out again. It was just about this time last year that … Continue reading

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