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Overall…Pretty Blessed

July 6, 2009

This past longish holiday weekend provoked a lot of feelings for me both positive and negative. Let’s see if I can explain it. A few weeks go via Facebook I discovered my good intern friend from South Africa (who is currently at home) was traveling to visit two of my fellow interns in Maryland for […]

A Preacher?

June 22, 2009

My Dad had a simple but I think telling experience last week and I thought it was worth sharing. My Dad was getting his haircut which isn’t terribly exciting but he also had a conversation with the barber. Apparently this guy was a lasped Catholic who was now getting his life back in order. He […]

What are cell phones preventing you from achieving in life?

June 11, 2009

So this is my second fluff entry and it’s about cell phones. Full Disclosure: I own a cellphone and use it relatively frequently from time to time. However the impolite, odd and unsafe way people use this technology amazes me sometimes. The other day (during the same shift as the “check” lady) the following occured. […]

Etiquette at the mini-mart

June 10, 2009

When you write on a blog enough you can afford to have a few entries that I like to caterogize as fluff. They aren’t really important but they are just fun to write. This is a fluff entry, I hope you enjoy it. So since I have been home I managed to get a job […]

Ready to Go.

June 4, 2009

I have to admit, the title of this post is a bit misleading. I am not packed, I don’t have my visa confirmed, and I’m not flying out of here until July 8th.  But it’s true, I’m really ready to go. My time at home has been pretty great. I’ve seen family and friends, I […]

Seeing Friends

May 29, 2009

One of the best things about being home as long as I have been is I have seen lots of friends from the past who I haven’t seen in a year or more. About a week ago I was online rather late (a product of many of my shifts at work ending at midnight) when […]

Why not do something different?

May 11, 2009

I was in church yesterday morning. While I was chilling in my pew I overheard two ladies talking to themselves about one of their sons graduating from college this week. The excitement of that event was tempered with their exclamations that “there are no jobs out there! Nothing!” As I sat there listening (eavesdropping?) all […]

Czech Stuff.

May 6, 2009

It’s been a while since I wrote about actually going to the Czech Republic so here is an update on where I am with things.  Much of this information will go out in an email to my supporters soon so sorry for any repeat info. I’m on the second half (and supposedly easier) of my […]

A Weekend At Camp

April 30, 2009

This past weekend, a mere few days after my marathon, I hopped in my car and drove 10 hours to my camp. It’s called Camp Sandy Cove and I have been involved with the camp, as a camper and as a staff member, for over 10 years. Over that time I’ve grown a ton, gone […]

Boston. Check.

April 21, 2009

It’s probably too soon to fully appreciate what I did today but I wanted to write about it while it was fresh in my mind. Today I completed my first Boston Marathon. I ran it in 3 hours, 6 minutes and 29 seconds. That time is just over a minute faster than my Qualifying time […]