The Edge Pieces: Part One

As you know, there is no quick, easy way to get a new puzzle started. We’ve got to simply wade into the mess: flip the pieces to the picture side, separate out the edge pieces, maybe consolidate a few obviously related pieces. It’s a process that takes time, but can be, if we are inContinue reading “The Edge Pieces: Part One”

Stress and the Ideal Life

Pre-scalawags, my husband and I used to ride our bikes a lot. Taking a 90 mile trip over a weekend was nothing to us. I rode my bike to work, which was about 15 minutes away. Not that far, but still. Enough that doing it everyday kept me moderately healthy. When that bike was stolenContinue reading “Stress and the Ideal Life”

Acceptance, part one

The first virtue we are going to dissect is the virtue of Acceptance. My buddies over at Oxford Dictionary define acceptance as the action of consenting to receive or undertake something offered. The virtue of Acceptance, according to the Philosopher Princess and her Prince Consort (that would be myself and my indulgent husband), is theContinue reading “Acceptance, part one”