Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Who’s the Idiot Who Called It the “Common Cold”?

I am generally a stoic person, rarely crying at sad movies and laughing hysterically when I hit my funny bone, as I run in panicky, pained circles. Blood does not horrify me, I have a high pain tolerance, and I … Continue reading

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Bookworm Problems

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‘Twas the Day After Christmas

The day after Christmas is my day for being slightly melancholy. I think the thought sets in that it’s over, over for another year, a year that will be full of change, perhaps good, perhaps bad, but change all the … Continue reading

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Mystery of Christmas

A tender touch, a warm embrace The look of love upon her face A tiny Baby, God incarnate On her lap does rest upon it A mystery, complex, rich, warm That God, the unchanging, would change His form. All the … Continue reading

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Imperfect Parents Parenting a Perfect Son

Parenting is tough work, as well as perfectly bewildering. I became a parent this past week. Of six kids. Simultaneously. Like with most new attempts in life, one thinks that parenting should be fairly easy. Then one tries it. The … Continue reading

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Four Things that Make Me Act 3

There are few things in life that make me totally forget my age – Swedish Fish, an unreal amount of Code Red Mountain Dew with said Swedish Fish, staying up until wee hours of the night, and… The first snowfall. … Continue reading

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How to Get Four C.S. Lewis e-Books for $9.96

Yo! C.S. Lewis fans assemble! I have an amazing opportunity for you. I just scored four C.S Lewis e-books – “Screwtape Letters” (enhanced edition), “Out of the Silent Planet”, “Perelandra”, and “That Hideous Strength” – for under $10. If you are one … Continue reading

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The Year the Grinch Lost, and Santa Claus Won

Santa Claus has always been a bit of a controversy in our family. Mom grew up mostly believing in Santa, beathlessly listening for the tap of reindeer hooves on the roof, the freshly-made cookies under the tree, a glass of milk … Continue reading

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Life as a Grammar Geek


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