The myth of balance?

Someone recently told me that balance doesn't exist. Balance. As in the thing we're all striving for in our lives. Doesn't exist. I wasn't sure exactly how I felt about it at the time. I wasn't affronted, which might have been a natural reaction given the collection of hours I've amassed in the pursuit of... Continue Reading →


Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.  Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.  Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and with thy governing spirit establish me. - Psalm 50(51):10-12 For nearly thirteen years I have been... Continue Reading →

Moderation, even in writing (gasp)

You know you've read them before.  Maybe you've even written them.  That part of the acknowledgements where the author thanks their (husband/children/family/dog/goldfish) for living abandoned lives while they slaved over their book.  They come in all different forms, and varying degrees of absurdity. "Thank you to my ever-supportive family, surviving without me these many months... Continue Reading →

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