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What a Physics Class Taught Me

Spring semester, senior year.  As a physics major, I needed one more physics course, intermediate lab, to graduate.  I knew my favorite professor taught it, and I knew it would be a great semester because of him.  More so than Dr. Meyer*.  When I’d taken a class then named Mathematics for Scientists, Dr. Meyer had ...continue reading

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Note: Advent, of course, is over now, but this miniseries wouldn’t be complete without one last post. January is my hardest month. Sure, the days are starting to get longer, but the difference in when the sun sets is so miniscule that it’s hard to notice. In the morning, it’s almost like the sun struggles ...continue reading

“Be still and know that I am God.” -Psalm 46:10 (NIV) One of my favorite times of day is dawn. Don’t get me wrong. I’m so not a morning person. Matter of fact, I joke that getting vertical is agony. But when I’m up, I truly do enjoy the dawn. It’s quiet. Peaceful. Still. Stillness ...continue reading

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Greg* and I had been dating for two years. We got along well for the most part. Talk of marriage had entered the picture. We were good for each other. Except for a couple of things. He got an idea into his head, and he wouldn’t budge. Period. Then came what I call the Coke ...continue reading

Advent Week 1: Anticipation

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” —Isaiah 9:2 (NIV) One night several years ago, I made the huge mistake of drinking way too much green tea while eating Japanese with my husband. You guessed what happened. I lay ...continue reading