Journal

The summer seemed to be a promising time for blogging. But I delayed and delayed again because I had planned my next write-up to be introducing a delightful homestead in the Florida countryside. I had the header photo of the new home’s exterior prepared. I

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A quick tip from Theodosia… Last night was restless for her because her nose was a bit stuffy which made her panic. I let her sniff Eucalyptus Globulus and Peppermint to help her breathe (excellent treatment, appropriately used!). This evening she was feeling sniffly and

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I’ve been a nostalgic person since childhood, and generally credited that to growing up as a military child. Rather than forming attachments to people and places that I knew would be left behind whenever we moved, I became attached to the memories – writing them,

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Perhaps like writing an academic essay is an exercise in comprehension, writing a personal journal entry is an exercise in gratitude. My fondest memories of blogging center around that very thing – it’s an activity that prompts reflection and acknowledgement of what one might otherwise

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Theodosia Christine “God dedicated, follower of Christ” December 27, 2018 6 lbs., 12 oz., 18 1/2 in. Photography by Abigail Read  

I’ve tended to live with my head in the past or the future, and difficulty focusing on the present. It came more naturally to me to strive against seasons than appreciate them. I made a conscious effort my last two semesters of graduate school to

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This canvas was particularly coarse and not suited for fine detail, which leaves it feeling even more unfinished than my usual artwork.

As of this past December, I now hold a Master of Arts in History. That means I am qualified to teach history at the college level, but not the high school level in the State of Alabama at this time (it’s alright, laughing is a

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