Author Archives: aliciabrummeler

About aliciabrummeler

Writer, teacher, wife and mother. Lover of the good, the true, and the beautiful.

Pre-Advent Meditation

Hello, readers, The view out my window today is this: fallen leaves cover the ground. Only a few tenacious ones remain on the branches. Gray clouds fill the sky. It is a quintessential November day. December is just a week … Continue reading

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Part II: The Shakeout Hike

Hi there, readers!  It’s starting to look and feel like fall in my neck of the woods. I love this time of year. This past week, I built a couple of fires in the fireplace in the evenings. I never … Continue reading

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The Shakeout: Hiking the Appalachian Trail, Part I

Hi there, readers! Can you believe that October is on the doorstep? I wanted to post this piece two weeks ago, but have been delayed. A nasty stomach virus swept through campus this week, taking down faculty and students. I … Continue reading

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What I Carried: Packing for the Appalachian Trail

I mentioned in my last post that I was working on a more-detailed piece about my backpacking adventures in “The Whites” during July. Once I started writing, it was hard to stop. Rather than try to cram everything into one … Continue reading

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What I’m Up To This Summer

It’s hard to believe July is almost over. As August approaches, I know my days of summer and free time draw to a close. With the couple of weeks I have left before school responsibilities begin, I plan to enjoy … Continue reading

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A Sane Approach to Food

Yesterday, while returning from a family weekend in Michigan, I read my latest copy of Real Simple. To my delight, I discovered a refreshing piece entitled “Balance: The Clean Eating Rules to Follow and to Break.” Finally. An article that … Continue reading

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Dishing on Everywhere God

About a month ago, I chatted with my new friend Matt Brough. He’s a pastor and writer in Winnipeg, Canada. I met him at the Festival of Faith and Writing Conference this past April. We shared a number of similarities, … Continue reading

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