Category Archives: Blog

The Little Engine that Couldn’t

It would seem as if we’ve arrived at the end of an era. I have had a long run at this blog — almost 9.5 years. But it looks like it is time to close up shop in some form or another. The heyday of happened when I was pregnant with Olivia, when I […]

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A New Direction

At Christmas I started reading the book “Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying.” I was just twenty pages into it when I came to the realization that what I want to do with my counseling degree is work in palliative care. I’ve known for a long time that I […]

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Passing the Torch

I’ve really been thinking about blogposts. But when it comes down to it, I just don’t want to. I find myself spending much less time on the internet, too. I’ve been reading books more too. It’s been nice. One blog I have been reading diligently, though, is my sister-in-law’s. It started off as a recipe […]

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Thinking and trying. But the words just aren’t coming out. Maybe sometime soon…

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The Bloggy World & Crap

My day was totally made today (and it was a really good day already!) by this post by Heather whom I met for the first time this week. It’s just interesting to hear how you come across to people. And since that is something I worry and stress over on a regular (sometimes hourly) basis, it’s […]

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Five Freaking Years

Randall did his State of the Blog message back on the 13th. I guess that should’ve clued me in. But it wasn’t until I was trying to fall asleep last night that I remembered that I started my blog in the month of May when Luke was only a few months old. That makes it […]

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Well, here is the new look for VanderMeander. I’ve never had a white background before. I know there are two people in particular who will appreciate the white look: one for the ease of reading and one for his great love of white minimalism on the internet. Either way, I find the simplicity of it […]

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A Womb

All day I pray to be a womb for God. On the way through the early blue light to the dentist, I whisper it to Father, “A womb, Lord. Come dwell in me.” When we come home from the appointment to crusty bowls still on the table and the entrails of scarves and mittens and […]

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I’ll be in Winnipeg all day tomorrow hanging out with a girl I’ve never met. We’ve been reading each others’ blogs for a good while now, but we have yet meet face to face. I’m pretty excited. I’m sure Nicole isn’t some crazy, blog-stalking psychopath, right? You wouldn’t send funky coasters and Burger King gift […]

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Blog Design

I started going through WordPress themes today. Marc seemed relaxed this morning for the first time in a long time, so I figured he may have a bit of time over the next little while to help me tweak a new blog design. I’m pretty happy with the one I have now, but we’ve never […]

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