On-the-Edge Living

Finding Micro-Community in Unexpected Places

Friday evening. The work week is done. It’s time to unwind. Time to go and get something to eat. Steve and I typically head to Spirits Pub and Grub, a local pub near our house and the perfect point to meet up and begin to unwind. Thursday evenings. Starbucks at Evans and Maynard. During the ...continue reading

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A Gardener's Thoughts on Weeding

I stared at it.  That behemoth coated in green.  I wouldn’t let it get the best of me.  It wasn’t a monster by super hero standards.  More like a monster by gardening standards. Each spring, I put in a garden.  Cayenne peppers, bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant, and basil.  That’s what I plant.  And along ...continue reading

5 Things I Plan to Do This Summer

Ah, summer. That great, glorious time of year when schedules change, the daylight lasts longer, and temperatures are warm. I crave summer for those very reasons. It also gives me a chance to switch things up and consider tackling something I normally wouldn’t do. Here are five things I hope to do: Take the Sabbath ...continue reading

Memorial Day Musings

Memorial Day. What are the first things that pop into our minds when we think about this holiday? Or the weekend as a whole? Travel, usually to the beach. Hot dogs. Cookouts. And let’s not forget the sales offered by just about every retailer. But what about the real reason behind the holiday? How do ...continue reading

Powering Through the Crazy Times

At times I thought I wouldn’t survive. Spring has brought with it both beautiful weather and a myriad of activities. My job has become crazy and requires irregular travel. Steve’s job has required travel and rising at crazy hours sometimes. We have a puppy who, while adorable, has placed us in the middle of housetraining ...continue reading