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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?





That's

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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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February 25th, 2020

Friendliness Begets Friendliness






I will start by clarifying that I am not an expert on human emotions or reactions. I'm neither a trained psychologist, scientist, nor researcher in these areas. However, I do love to contemplate the emotions and engagements of people.





A few weeks ago I wrote about my first week in Hot Springs. Feel free to click the link, and read. The short version is that everyone here is as friendly as I

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