War Rhetoric

War Rhetoric

For the past few weeks, I’ve been telling people I’m in an all-out war against cold air (which, of course, goes back to my fear that this winter’s heating bill is going to do me in). Last week, when my dog was having trouble getting rid of the...
War Rhetoric

Stewardship vs. Consumerism

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my insatiable desire for stuff. And not just any old stuff: I want new stuff. The other day, when I was scrubbing away at the rusty brass light fixture just outside my front door, I realized that the opposite of buying new...
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Smells of Home

Today, my new house felt like home for the first time. I had been growing more comfortable with this place throughout the week — my little treasures are all finding a place, I’m sleeping a little better, and minor issues, like a leaky pipe behind the...
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In

Nothing profound to say — just wanted to let everyone know that I’m officially “in” the house. Last night was the first night we stayed — we being me, my dog Precious, and my mom (my first overnight guest). My dog barked occasionally...
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A Blur

I closed on the house on Wednesday, and the last few days have been a blur of Lysol, paint cans, and dust creatures (nothing so docile as bunnies, I can assure you). My house sometimes feels like an albatross, but as everyone keeps reminding me, it’s my...