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So near and dear

Now here is something that is very near and dear to my heart. Founded in 1996, The Michelle Project is a volunteer-led organization which mentors and supports families with financial need on their journey toward self-sufficiency. The program was started at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Edina (where I got involved) and attained its own […]

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Spring forward

I’m celebrating the imminence of Spring, even if it does mean that rising early on Monday will feel brutal. (Dylan, poor kid, catches the bus at 7:15 a.m.) Afternoons will start luxuriously stretching into longer evenings though, and the kids will be able to enjoy more of the outdoors. It’s occasion, once again, for adjusting […]

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I had a great conversation with my only sister Amy this morning (her name means “beloved,” which is entirely fitting.) We were talking about the messiness of relationships and how hard it is to handle the emotional upheaval and communication challenges that accompany being truthful and vulnerable with each other. Don’t you think that it’s […]

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The journey

The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice— though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You knew what you had […]

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If I must write…

Today I am feeling as though this commitment to blog every day might be a bit much. Even though I do love it, and I definitely feel compelled to write nearly every single day. I am feeling overwhelmed. (This is a word I use frequently, because it fits. I don’t feel desperate or crazy or […]

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Spring is dangerous

I absolutely adored this blog post when I discovered it last April. Re-reading it now, it more than stands the test of time. Click here to read Vinita Wright’s full post, Spring is Dangerous on her blog, Wisdom Tree. Here’s an excerpt, but it doesn’t do the whole piece justice, so just click already! Spring […]

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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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Il bel far niente

Here I am, doing nothing. Well, I’m technically doing something, but in a nothing sort of way. (Read my About section and you’ll understand.) I’m listening. Paying attention. I’ll be blogging in days to come about things I find beautiful and awe-inspiring, hoping to spread some meaning and gorgeousness in the world. But for now, […]

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