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Free Ice Cream?!

Free Ice Cream?!

Today was a beautiful day for many reasons, one of which was not the title of this particular blog post. The sun was shining--always a good thing after many days of storms. It was Wednesday--which means I survived Monday. And, I took a spectacularly cool(read awesome) walk with my good buddy, Tank, to start the day. All things considered, I had many reasons to celebrate (not the least of which was renewed internet service after a prolonged outtage). Happy Wednesday indeed. So when I saw the Continue reading

Say Goodbye to Guilt

Say Goodbye to Guilt

I went on a bike ride today. I was tired and I'm not certain it was what I really wanted to do. Sometimes I just don't feel good and I know that exercise will help. If nothing else, it helps clears the cobwebs from my brain. But today my ride was more motivated by guilt. The weather was perfect. Not too hot for an August afternoon. And while I did marvel at the beautiful cloud strewn sky as I pedaled out of the city and into the country, in the back of my mind I was paying penance for eating Continue reading

Hazy Days and the Happy Choice

Hazy Days and the Happy Choice

"We're designed to search for reason in the seemingly senseless events that torpedo our lives, and we want to make sense of them as soon as they happen." Rachel Wilson I have lately been walking through life in a haze of pain. Emotional pain. Physical pain. Relational pain. With each step I feel the weight of it, like a shoe that doesn't fit quit right, it digs into my ankle and leaves a blister. And I have this idea that one day I will wake up and the pain will be gone, and then I will Continue reading