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2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge

Last year I completed my goal of reading twenty books by reading twenty-two and then some. Here’s my 2018 reading challenge with a booklist full of fiction, memoirs, non-fiction, inspirational pieces, and a few spiritual texts. Booklist Wrestling with Our Inner Angels: Faith, Mental Illness, […]

2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge

Last year’s reading challenge included a long list of books I wasn’t interested in reading. I was only four books short of meeting my 20-book challenge, but my greater disappointment was the number of books I continued to read even though I wasn’t enjoying them. […]

Love is…

Love is…

Love is massaging your spouse’s feet after a long day even though you hate feet. Love is picking up cheap Chinese take-out because you don’t feel like cooking and you’ll eat too much of it, all of it in fact, and regret it the next […]

Hello stranger. Tell me your story.

Hello stranger. Tell me your story.

This post was originally published on Medium.com.   Sunday afternoon at the Whalin homestead: the sun is shining and it’s warm enough to have the windows propped open. I’m purposeful about soaking up the Seattle sun before it’s gone. And what better way than multitasking, […]

Hitched for two years and many more to go

Hitched for two years and many more to go

This post was originally published on Medium.com.   63,072,000 secs = 1,051,200 mins = 17,520 hrs = 730 days = 24 months = 2 years of marriage September 17 is a very special day: my husband and I celebrate two amazing years of marriage. I’m […]