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Life is a Musical


The funny thing about blogging is that it requires taking the time to write. But here’s the thing: when you write for a living, and do some volunteer writing on top of it, it’s awfully hard to persuade yourself to

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This is why I am going to die alone.


The story begins, as so many of my stories do, with my car. I finally ditched my Alero in December, and bought a brand-new Subaru to replace it. There were many reasons for this, but a big one was that

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In which I write a poem (or, I put my Classics minor to use)


I wrote a poem. But there’s a backstory. As part of Operation Lisa-Does-The-Assigned-Reading-She-Never-Bothered-Doing-In-Undergrad, I’ve been reading a LOT of classics. Like, Ancient Greek classics. Like Plato and Thucydides and Aristophanes and Homer. A couple of texts in particular caught my

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3 things singles can learn from Ebenezer Scrooge


I’ve been steeped extra deeply in A Christmas Carol this year. In addition to my normal viewings of the Magoo and Muppets versions, the Marketing department used the George C. Scott version as a springboard for this year’s decorating contest.

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Does Marriage Advice Bark Up the Wrong Tree?

Over the last few years I’ve been hearing a fair bit about the role of free will in choosing a spouse, especially for guys. It’s usually along the lines of, “Don’t worry about finding The One, because she doesn’t exist.

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On Callouses

“Her heart was so calloused…” “He was calloused and uncaring…” I don’t know why callouses get such a bad rap. Recently a number of my long-time single friends have started new relationships. And I’ve been told twice in the past

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4 Ways Singles Can Celebrate Valentine’s Day

First off, a statement: I have never not been single for Valentine’s Day. Ever. Unless something magical happens in the next 24 hours and 19 minutes, this year is not going to be the exception. And usually I experience some level

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I wrote a blog post

…for the Covenant Eyes blog. For anyone wondering, this blog post subtly summarizes 2011 for me. I’ve actually done quite a bit of writing over the last year, mostly for work. Since this website was at one point supposed to

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Why I love being single

Over the past few weeks I’ve really been contemplating singleness – my role as a single woman, and the inherent problems and blessings of marriage. Specifically, 1 Corinthians 7:32-35 keeps coming to mind – that married people are concerned with

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