Taking the full measure of life

Entries from November 2012

Wonder and Thanksgiving

November 27th, 2012 · 3 Comments

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Tags: autumn · gratitude

Little & Big Things, Over and Over

November 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Yesterday, I stood with Liam at our front door and watched a man stand on the roof of the house across the street to pluck all the ripe persimmons from the neighbors’ persimmon tree. The bright persimmons are a visual reminder of why we hang ball ornaments on Christmas trees: they evoke the lushness of […]

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Tags: autumn · celebrations & holidays · winter

Me and Jesus, Weeping

November 11th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Last week we attended a new church. It was our first appearance at church in nearly a year.  I was satisfied with the first church we visited when we moved here, but my husband wasn’t. There aren’t that many Episcopal churches, and because of its progressive focus on inclusion as well as the beauty and […]

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Tags: building community · sturm and drang

That Village Hillary Mentioned

November 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment

When Dan and I made a firm decision to adopt our first child, we started the home study process immediately, in May.  Over the summer, during the crazy home study process, I began to make a mental to-do list for before our baby’s arrival.  Since we’d been in Silicon Valley only about eight months at […]

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Tags: adoption · building community · gratitude · Uncategorized

New Inspiration

November 8th, 2012 · 7 Comments

Lately I have this crazy urge to write again . . . to be open and vulnerable.  Being open and vulnerable is an essential part of good first-person narrative.  It’s also one of the scariest things I’ve ever done.  Whenever I’ve written a particularly vulnerable blog post, it’s usually been at night, and I’ve usually […]

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