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Not Just Any Old Table

A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog about gratitude. I wrote that I was grateful for my kitchen table. Yes, I know that’s an unusual thing to praise and honor but I love my kitchen table. What is it about a simple functional piece of furniture that makes me so grateful for it?… Continue reading Not Just Any Old Table

Family, Home, Memoir

Welcome to Utah

Since moving to Utah, we have noticed a few things that are uniquely Utah. Take this... Or this... And this... And one of my all-time favorites... I am slowly getting educated on the soda culture in Utah. I've seriously never seen anything like it --places like Swig,  Sodalicious and Fiiz everywhere. These are small soda shops (sometimes nothing more than a… Continue reading Welcome to Utah

Change, Friends, Home

10 Lessons about moving

I keep a five-year journal , a charming little gem that allows me to write five-line entries for five years. Every day, it tells me exactly what I was doing the previous year on the same day. My daily entries from last year at this time included : Last visit to our home in Virginia. That… Continue reading 10 Lessons about moving

Change, Home

Welcome Home

Several years ago, I interviewed Jeanne Marie Laskas, a columnist for The Washington Post Magazine, who wrote the weekly column called Significant Others. I asked her how she came up with a column topic every week for over 14 years. She said her ideas came from thinking about what moved or touched her that week. I often… Continue reading Welcome Home

From the News, Home

In Like a Lion

Happy March! Yesterday I woke up to a winter wonderland, again. Felt like the movie Groundhog Day. Remember Bill Murray waking up day after day and experiencing the exact same thing over and over? "I'll give you a winter prediction: it's gonna be cold , it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last for the… Continue reading In Like a Lion