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7 Not So Fabulous Things About Living In An Oilfield Camper
As promised, here is the second part of my post series on the great and not so great things about living in a camper in the oilfield. Now, dont get me wrong, I love being able to be here wit...
9/18/13 at 6:02 AM 10 Essentials for Camper Living 7/18/13 at 9:43 AM
Our Camper Life: An Introduction 7/10/13 at 8:16 AM
Happy Anniversary! A bang-up first year for the feisty Curiosity rover
A year ago today the Curiosity rover's wheels touched Martian soil after a daring descent via a rocket-powered sky crane. Even if you've already seen the video of the landing, watch it again. I can'...
8/6/13 at 2:23 PM Curiosity finds Mars has the right stuff for life 3/13/13 at 2:48 PM
Meteor shower report plus a Hubble bauble 12/14/10 at 1:12 PM
10 years. Seemingly gone at the drop of a hat.
My 10 year reunion is this year. 10 years. It feels like 5 minutes. Clear as day are memories of times when my biggest concerns were simple: how big of a cookie could I get mom to buy me at the Paynes...
7/21/13 at 10:26 AM At least I'm not 30. 1/12/12 at 3:00 AM
Homeownership and the changes that come with it 6/18/10 at 10:48 AM
I'm Not Lost, I'm Differently Positioned
If you haven't heard from me for awhile and you wonder where I've been, this is a good time to re-mention that I have changed my name from Middle Aged Plague to This Woman Writes. You can find, and f...
6/12/13 at 7:04 PM Honesty -- It's Still a Lonely Word 1/24/13 at 5:31 PM
If Pumpkins Were Money, I'd Be Rich 1/17/13 at 5:21 PM
I don't know why exactly but I've always felt comfortable in Grafton. Never more so than tonight. Even when the lights went outduring yet another downpour while I was speaking at the opening ceremonie...
6/7/13 at 9:25 PM Grafton Relay for Life 6/5/13 at 4:55 AM
Relay Day 5/31/13 at 5:55 AM
Vintage Racing Videos
We love to watch vintage race footage! ("Vintage": Any race that's been recorded on VHS tape or previous formats.) This video is from the Jeff Hapala home video collection. It features racing from the...
4/15/13 at 1:10 PM Twists And Turns 4/7/13 at 12:19 PM
TRL Poll 10/22/12 at 9:25 PM
Abortion as a Political, Philosophical, and Theological Issue: Connecting a New Society at an Orthodox Seminary with Orthodox Christians in North Dakota
North Dakota has recently passed legislation restricting abortion. Although, in part, it draws a line at a "heartbeat," which does not define when conception occurs and allows for "the morning after p...
4/10/13 at 3:22 PM Orthodox Bishops Weigh in on Roe v. Wade and Abortion 1/31/13 at 3:37 PM
Weekend Edification: Matthew 12:33 8/24/12 at 1:24 AM
Personal Finance Blogs
Recently, two of the blogs I follow regularly asked for suggestions of personal finance blogs and resources that readers read and use. They were Get Rich Slowly and Life as Mom. Some of the blogs me...
2/23/13 at 8:11 AM Debt Free for Life 2/17/11 at 7:26 AM
Education, Jobs, and Life Skills
As a mentor, you can have a positive, lasting impact on your mentee's attitude toward school and the workplace. To explore mentoring scenarios that have to do with education, jobs, and life skills, re...
2/19/13 at 10:00 AM The Mentoring Life Cycle 10/25/12 at 9:07 AM
It Was Just a Tractor
I can still feel the cold cast iron in my right hand. My brain is still programmed to move my hand without thinking, making me one with a machine that is now long gone. I haven't seen the machine in...
1/13/13 at 6:13 PM Changing Your Life 11/27/12 at 8:30 PM
Is It Bed Time Yet?
There are days that are just plain exhausting and I find myself counting the minutes until I can put the little ones to bed. Staring at the clock, willing it to change hands I brush the sweat from my ...
1/2/13 at 8:41 AM Fashion vs. BMS (Busy Mom Syndrome) 12/12/12 at 8:19 AM
Exciting Update – New Category – New Contributor! 10/3/12 at 3:49 PM
Ring in the New Year with a Financial Check Up
At the time of writing this post, we are all poised to careen over the fiscal cliff. The White House and Congress are entrenched in their positions and it is we, the taxpayers, who stand to lose in th...
12/31/12 at 8:21 AM
Last Happy Body/Hot Life blog with a special guest
Chris Linnares is all about empowerment, courage, faith, love and change. She's spoken about those topics all over the world, in all of her blogs and has interviewed a lot of the most influential and ...
11/8/12 at 10:16 PM Staying Confident in Yourself and Rising Above the Criticism 10/11/12 at 7:09 AM
What Is The Single Best Thing We Can Do For Our Health 10/4/12 at 12:15 AM
Quality of Life and End of Life Decisions
In a discussion of neurodegenerative diseases, especially those that appear as late-onset varieties, a question arises about prolonging life and improving quality of life. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosi...
10/24/12 at 9:00 AM
Don't break with the past, learn from it
A short while ago, a relative of mine decided to leave everything behind and move on into the future. By leaving behind her husband of 20 years for a guy she met at a seminar at a university in Wisco...
10/16/12 at 7:34 AM Multi-culture is dead. Is it? 10/22/10 at 11:30 AM