Category: Books

summer sickness + week reflection

This week’s takeaway is that summer colds suck — especially when temps are consistently 90-degrees plus. On a positive note, I seem to actually be on the mend. I say actually because I began feeling better mid-week only to have my symptoms alter from a gross cough to more of a head cold with sniffling

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mid-year reading goals check

Can you believe we’re already half-way through 2018? Or, to put it another way, only 171 days until Christmas! Thankfully, despite having just a few things going on this year, I’ve managed to find time here and there to turn some pages which has resulted in my being ahead overall in my reading goals this year. However,

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this week in our kitchen: polish hunter’s stew

I decided to go festive with my annual hosting of book club this year by serving a traditional Polish recipe — bigos (hunter’s stew) — a dish said to be close to 700-years old. The topic of the evening was The Lilac Girls (highly recommend), a WWII- era book taking place in America, Poland and France. During

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#allthelists update

List, lists, lists. I love lists. (I’m really hoping you just gave that your best Ron Burgandy treatment. And, if not, you should definitely go back and read it again and apply it.)  I make them weekly to track MITs, daily to capture to-dos and I create monthly and annual goals (although lately, I’ve been

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the mundane middle + week reflection

the past week was pretty mundane, which I don’t mean negatively but more in the sense of normal, every day, just moving along. that’s not to say there weren’t events that took place, progress made and good times had, but as I reflect on the past seven days the thought that comes to my mind is,

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