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June 23rd, 2020

So, This Is Fifty

Last month I turned fifty.

It seems like a surreal sort of statement. Fifty? Me? Some days it feels like I have fifty years of experience in this world, and others I wonder how that much time has passed.

The arrival of my fiftieth birthday felt highly anticipated. It's not that I was expecting fireworks or that I purposely zeroed in on it. Rather, in the year leading up to this birthday, on an almost subconscious level, I became quite reflective. What

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May 5th, 2020

My Adoration of Data

As I took a walk the other evening, I contemplated both my love of data and the writing of this post. You see, this post was a tricky one for me to write. I must have written at least five drafts before I was semi-satisfied with my work. I had written, rewritten, and procrastinated for long enough; I wanted a workable draft that I could edit. So, I typed and deleted until I got to that point.

When I had written enough, I headed out

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April 21st, 2020

3 Things I Learned From Jigsaw Puzzles

More than a form of entertainment, these puzzles were the source of reflection.

Once social isolation arrived in Arkansas, like everyone else, my life changed. Weekends that used to be spent at Oaklawn, watching our horses run, were now spent at home. What to do with all of this free time? Being in a rental, and not my own home, my options were limited. There were the obvious choices of binge watching tv shows and reading books. I knew I'd need more than that.

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April 7th, 2020

Connecting Through the Kitchen

Love that even through these socially distant times, our family has found a new way to come together.

My husband and I have a blended family with four adult children. Aged nineteen through almost twenty-four, they live in three different locations, and we are in a fourth place. Like many modern families we are spread over thousands of miles, literally.

Thus, even before the arrival of COVID-19 and stay at home orders, it was not often that all six of us

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March 31st, 2020

My Newest Title: Wine Educator

NOTE: This article has two sections. Section 1 was written about three weeks ago and placed on hold. Section 2 was written last week.

Section 1

As I wrote last month, I passed my WSET Level 3 exam with distinction. To everyone who asks, I'm still quite far from being a sommelier, but I also know a decent amount about wine. I know that this certification is an odd/vague sort of title. What does it says about my credentials?


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March 17th, 2020

Home Is Where You Are

There are things that we say, like the title of this article, that seem like clich├ęs. They come across as tossaway lines, things you're supposed to say but don't carry weight. Then you hear that sentence or phrase in a different setting, and you realize the impact.

This year, my husband and I are on the road. We've been in Hot Springs, Arkansas, since the end of January. We'll then move onto Lexington, Kentucky, for the summer and then try out another place or two before

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