Category Archives: The Ordinary

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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Winter Fare: Soup for Dinner

A few weeks ago a snow storm passed through my area. Starting mid morning and ending later that evening, continuous, powdery snowflakes fell, resulting in approximately eight inches of snow. Since it was a Saturday, it was a perfect day … Continue reading

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A New Year, A New Book

It’s Monday. The start of a new week and a new year—2017. On several occasions at Always Orange, I have professed my fondness for New Year’s Resolutions. Over the years, my practices regarding this tradition have adapted to fit my … Continue reading

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The Virtue of Mundane Tasks

I spent part of two days cleaning my kitchen floor last week. The linoleum flooring is ancient and hasn’t looked clean in the five years we have lived in this house. Don’t get me wrong, the floor’s been mopped before, … Continue reading

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Would It Help?

I think there are two kinds of blog writers—those who can pump out pieces several times a week and those who post more sporadically. I certainly fall into the later category, especially as of late. On the one hand, this … Continue reading

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October Shorts

Ever since I stumbled upon the “short” format for a blog post, I have been hooked—especially during this busy fall season when blog writing takes a back seat. So here goes. Some recommendations and a reflection. __________________________________ Earlier this month … Continue reading

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Living in Ordinary Time

Recently, a friend forwarded to me this blog post about “ordinary time.” If you are familiar with the church calendar this phrase means something to you. If not, keep reading for a fuller explanation. This essay was a timely read … Continue reading

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