A Chorus of Lovely Voices · Guest Posts

sunrise, sundown, swim fast, swim around: A Guest Post by Sammie Schurig

This morning at practice, I realized what one of my favorite parts about swimming is. 11 years in the making, but the Ah-hah moment was worth it. I pushed off on my back at the beginning of our set, and saw my reflection right before I broke the surface of the stilled water. It’s the… Continue reading sunrise, sundown, swim fast, swim around: A Guest Post by Sammie Schurig

Adventures in Imperfection

Grow, Baby, Grow (Almost Wordless Wednesday)

Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over and whispers “Grow Grow” ~The Talmud Every year, I endeavor to tease life from green monogrammed Burpee seed packets. After I shared a personal essay about growing plants, Christy sent me the angel quote–a magnet that used to set on her mom’s refrigerator. Her gentle… Continue reading Grow, Baby, Grow (Almost Wordless Wednesday)

A Little More Serious · Adventures in Imperfection · Inspirational People

The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and Mother Teresa

Even though I watch very little TV, I don’t judge the people who do. It’s entertaining, escapist and fun. The problem is, I can’t sit still for anything much longer than a commercial. When I’m not slaving at my day job, even a beloved football game plays second fiddle to laundry, yard work and kiddos. But today I… Continue reading The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and Mother Teresa