One Year

One orbit around the sun. Three hundred and six-five days. Thirty-one million, five hundred thirty-six thousand seconds. A year actually goes by pretty quickly. But it can feel like a lifetime. Still, in less than one year you can conceive and give birth, build a house, or walk across the continental United States. You can […]

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When the Noise Stops

When I was young, I did my best to fill every corner of my life with noise. It didn’t matter if the sound void was filled with television, music, or people – the goal was always avoidance of quiet. You see, I didn’t like being alone with my thoughts back then. In those days, I […]

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Beauty in Brokenness

I used to buy old broken-down furniture to refurbish and sell. I even owned a booth in an antique mall for a while. It was fun finding a piece with good bones that I could scrub, sand, stain, and wax so it looked exactly like it was. Once in awhile, I’d come across furniture that […]

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