You Can’t Do It Alone

Every summer, I find myself marking time.  It’s the time all my regular activities take a recess for some R&R.  I’m a creature of habit and routine, and while it’s nice to have the freedom and fluidity in my schedule for a while, I find myself genuinely longing to go back to that structure.  I […]

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The Misguided Pursuit of the Perfectionist

“Good enough is never good enough unless it’s the best it can be.” My English teacher told us this in 7th grade.  I didn’t know it at the time, but my teacher had given me the words that defined how I had lived to that point and would live my life going forward. From the […]

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Just a Mom

“So what do you do?”  This question usually follows some introduction by the other person about how he is responsible for the basic architecture of the internet, how he developed the concept of public key cryptography securing basic Internet commerce, how he is one of the pioneers credited for GPS, or how she’s currently translating […]

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What do I know of Holy?

“Nothing is sacred.”  It’s a phrase often used to convey horror at the lack of respect bestowed upon a subject that had previously been designated off limits.  These things range from religious symbols and objects of moral value (think, sanctity of human life) to even the more general things that, if violated, would cause a […]

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Oh be careful, little mouth, what you say

I like to talk.  If you’ve ever met me in person, you’re probably thinking, “Wow, Kathryn.  Shocker.” I know. Hear me out. It’s not that I don’t like silence or being quiet.  I’m actually very comfortable in it. It’s that when I’m with other people, I want to communicate.  I want to share stories and […]

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Mythbuster Monday: Satan is God’s Opposite

Turn on the television, and you see it.  Dichotomy. The good versus evil, hero versus villain, yin and yang.  The perfect foil. Balance. How can there be an up if there is no down?  How can there be a left if there is no right to give it definition? If God is the definition of […]

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Lessons from Potty Training

Warning: the following blog post contains bathroom-related content. My son just turned three years old.  As such, he is super into three-year-old things like riding his scooter, kicking his soccer ball, telling me about everything his eyes land on, and…the potty.  If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 100 times: I’ve never learned more […]

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