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Posts about my life in general.

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Thanksgiving 2020 Gratitude Challenge

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 Thanksgiving week is here. One thing I like to do on Thanksgiving Day is what I call a Gratitude Challenge. What I do is in my journal, list out a hundred things for which I’m grateful. What? 2020 has been a crappy year, right? I’ll not disagree on that. It has ...continue reading

5 Reasons Why I Love My Quirky Basenjis

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 National Basenji Mischief Day was last Friday. Okay, so it’s not a holiday like Labor Day, the Fourth of July, or even National Ice Cream Day. But it’s a holiday that I celebrate, nonetheless. With a 10,000-year history, Basenjis are quirky, independent thinkers. As pets, they can make us laugh, make ...continue reading

The Concept of Home

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 When I graduated high school, I headed to college. During those four years, I shuttled back and forth between campus, a three-hour ride, and home over mostly two-lane roads. I remember those days well. Driving in my blue Ford Probe. Listening to my cassette tape (remember those?) music mixes. And that ...continue reading

Remember to Vote

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 Blogger's Note: Normally, I'd expend a few hundred words on a blog post for you, but during this last week before the elections, I'll instead use very few words to urge you to vote, either during early voting or on November 3rd. 5 reasons to vote: It's a privilege to do ...continue reading

5 Things I Learned from my Pup about Trying New Things

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 This weekend, we had a first in our family. We took our two Basenji dogs to the beach. There’s something you need to know about Basenjis. Unlike many breeds, they hate water. They’ll even go at great lengths to avoid rain, water from the hose, swimming pools, and especially the ocean. ...continue reading