Sometimes I enjoy the free flow of uninterrupted thinking while swimming. Sometimes I crave music. In the past, I have tried just placing an iPod with decent speakers near the pool. But the desire to keep them dry has also kept them farther away than was optimum for hearing the music well while the Fastlane […]
About Laura BlodgettI am just an ordinary 52 year old woman having extraordinary fun! My fun right now includes barefoot running, swimming, triathlon training, gardening, discovering how to be a grandma (going by the grandma name of "Lulu"), sewing, studying Mandarin Chinese, learning about the stock market, non-institutional Christian fellowship, cooking, and occasional traveling. Read more about me here!
The word eschatology is not in the Bible, but it is used to talk about the Bible a lot. I have heard it all my life, but still have trouble keeping it’s meaning in my head because, I think, it has no practical purpose other than sounding fancy. However, I occasionally look it up again […]
I gave up rototilling my garden several years ago. I had read a number of explanations and methods for it at the time. It sounded too good to be true, but worth trying. The tiller we had worked fine, but it was large and bordering on dangerous for me to haul up into a raised […]
For the first few years after our 13 year old daughter died, I quite naturally thought of ”how old she would have been if only she had lived.” Then, one year, I realized how pointless this was. It was not only a waste of my emotional energy, it was a drain on living the life […]
Lessons in Understanding the Chinese Word hui 會 in Context – Just Because You Are Able to Cook Doesn’t Mean You Will
It may seem like a small thing, but, if you think about it, it really could be important some day to know if someone is asking “if you are able do such-and-such” or “if you will do such-and-such”. You don’t want to accidentally be thinking you are indicating an ability, only to find you have […]