If you are a new visitor, welcome! Since early 2012, I have been working on a book about my Grandma’s life – that’s why my posting schedule is sporadic right now.
I started this blog in July of 2010 so I’d have a place to write about all the things which fascinate me – which, as it happens, is nearly everything under the sun. (Really. I’m not kidding.)
I’ve organized my posts into three categories – you can access them by clicking on the tabs under my header, above.
LEARNING includes a WIDE range of informational topics, leaning heavily towards kick-butt science geekery. My favorite post of 2011 was The Year in Cool, which is probably more “me” than anything I’ve written. Some other favorites were my posts about the Hubble Telescope and its mind-blowing successor, or the one about the coolest nerd ever, or the one about the real Final Frontier.
LIFE covers things I’ve experienced or family anecdotes, like our road trip to a seriously spectacular destination, or an essay celebrating the most extraordinary person I know, or my 40th birthday Monastery series – or lighthearted posts where I answer the burning questions in life.
LITERATURE is all about books and great writing, one of my greatest passions in life; here, I bliss out about authors or books that have rocked my world, everything from literary gems like Life of Pi to the master of horror, Stephen King. I tell you about some chicks who can write – and, of course, I don’t leave out the dudes.
Personal stuff: I got married at eighteen (not recommended), but I picked a great guy (highly recommended), and we’ve been married for a very long time. We have two magnificent, lively little boys who make me really happy. And tired. I used to have a career – and a paycheck – that I liked very much. I like my boys way more.
My five-year-old took the above picture of me. Yes, he rocks. We live in Oregon. Yes, it rains a lot here.
In my spare time (and I started giggling, just writing that), I run and play piano and cook and daydream. I believe in learning until you stop breathing, and I believe, steadfastly, in the gospel of Christ.
Sometimes I write things for the uber-talented Karen Zacharias. And in March of 2011, my first story, “A Good Mother,” was published in Chicken Soup for the New Mom’s Soul, under the pen name Lynn Juniper.
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