Author Archive | Rachel

Coasting down the hill

Coasting Down the Hill Frosty is the morning; But the sun is bright, Flooding all the landscape With its golden light. Hark the sounds of laughter And the voices shrill! See the happy children Coasting down the hill. There are Tom and Charley, And their sister Nell; There are John and Willie, Kate and Isabel […]

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No, not the Carly Simon song. I apologize…because now you are probably going to have that song playing in your head for the rest of the day. My heart is beating fast this morning. In anticipation. I am selecting seeds to start for my garden. It is a great consolation to a northern climate gardener […]

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Forgive, and be forgiven

I’m thinking about forgiveness today, thanks to a reminder from CPC (our church), Brad Jackson and the Lord’s Prayer. Specifically: Forgive us our sins. For we also forgive everyone who sins against us. We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the […]

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I know a guy who knows a guy…

I am so pleased about all of the people I know…and their many and varied talents. Because we know Pete, we have this phenomenal, unique, massive, magnetic Scrabble board in our house. A few years ago, I was trying to think of the perfect birthday present for Jeremy’s 40th birthday. Since he loves Scrabble, I […]

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This, and my heart beside

It’s all I have to bring to-day, This, and my heart beside, This, and my heart, and all the fields, And all the meadows wide. Be sure you count, should I forget,– Some one the sun could tell,– This, and my heart, and all the bees Which in my clover dwell. Emily Dickinson

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Five small changes

I recently read an article by a woman who was sharing an epiphany she had had about her health. Instead of obsessing about big transformations, she committed to five small changes she could realistically make and consistently maintain to boost her overall health. I often get overwhelmed by the number of things I should and […]

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Here she is!

My new niece was born last night. Clara Isabel Hedrick was born February 3, 2010 at 2:22 a.m. Bravo, Noemi, my incredible sister-in-law! I’m sure Noemi will have some professional-quality photos of Clara posted on her blog soon. For now…Here she is! She is the third child born to my youngest brother, Matthew. I remember […]

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Cravings and CSAs

I am craving some dark, leafy green kale. And a ripe, juicy tomato. And I am somewhat demanding because I want it to be picked this morning and delivered today. Looking out the window this morning at my snow-covered part of the world, I am guessing that this is not going to be happening. Sigh. Lucky, […]

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Changeful tide

Nature has placed thee   On a changeful tide,   To breast its waves,  But not without a guide… Oliver Wendell Holmes Nothing is as it should be, and everything is exactly as it is. For you, friends.

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Happy birthday, A&B

Yesterday was my husband Jeremy’s brothers’ birthday. Ben and Alden are twins and they turned 33. They flew into town with their families to be a part of the Monkey Dance CD release. I know this meant a lot to Jeremy. When I met A&B (my mum-in-law Jane found out they were twins shortly before […]

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