Monthly Archives: August 2013


The Cup Game lives on. Continue reading

Posted in Contemporary Christian Music, cups, games, happiness, just for fun, ministry, Music, pop culture, Quotes, Rich Mullins, Singing, summer, teenagers, YouTube | 4 Comments

The Effect of Fame

Beauty is stronger than what current events might have you believe. Continue reading

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Schoolish Thoughts: Doors

“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” -Neil deGrasse Tyson Continue reading

Posted in Batman, Books, childhood, Culture, Dr. Who, Education, Eric, Homeschooling, Ironman, Liberty, Motherhood, Museums, Parenting, perseverance, Quotations, Reading, school, Schoolish Thoughts, science, Teaching, Transition, YouTube | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Peace and Quiet

For the hard days… Continue reading

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Strong Lasting Impressions

The news may be terrible, but we can change it with some courage, and a bit of grace. Continue reading

Posted in Autism, beauty, childhood, Community, compassion, courage, current events, Empathy, Grace, Language of Flowers, orchids, pain, Parenting, perseverance, photography, pop culture, Quotations, Strength | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Ericisms: Wit and Wishes

Eric’s been talking… Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, childhood, Education, Eric, Ericisms, family, Fathers, Food, happiness, humor, love, Motherhood, Parenting, pop culture, Pulp Fiction | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Rodalena Recipes: Summer Songs and Afternoon Delight

Summer has its own sound track, headlined, of course by Ella’s “Summertime.” That’s The Summer Song, dang it, the American Anthem of Summer. But, there’s others. Summer songs, for me, are porch songs, listened to and sung along with at … Continue reading

Posted in Afternoon Delight, Cooking, Dixie Chicks, hymns, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Music, pop culture, Recipes, Rodalena Recipes, Roots, Simple Living, Spirituality, summer, The Avett Brothers, The Wailin' Jennys, YouTube | 15 Comments


In memory of Bentley Bemer Continue reading

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Living on E

It costs so much to be poor. Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman’s Lost Luggage

#NeilGaiman lost his luggage… Continue reading

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