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Susan Jennings
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The answer is love
We're on vacation. Lugging all of our beach gear down to the shore the other day I see the flags are at half staff and I'm reminded of the 30 ... no ... 50 men and women murdered at that nightclub in Orlando.  And my heart feels the weight of grief and ugli...
We're on vacation. Lugging all of our beach gear down to the shore the other day I see the flags are at half staff and I'm reminded of the 30 ... no ... 50 men and women murdered at that nightclub in Orlando. And my heart ...
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In search of tiny fragments of light
I've found myself sharing this quote by physician Rachel Naomi Remen from Krista Tippett's "Becoming Wise" with so many people: "In the beginning there was only the holy darkness, the Ein Sof, the source of life. In the course of history, at a moment in tim...
I've found myself sharing this quote by physician Rachel Naomi Remen from Krista Tippett's "Becoming Wise" with so many people: "In the beginning there was only the holy darkness, the Ein Sof, the source of life. In the c...
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That time I pretended I didn't need my antidepressants
Jovie and her pink blank-let. Recently, I'd been thinking the grass might be greener over in the magical land where I don't have to take an antidepressant. I'd been feeling as if I'd become too complacent about things I would've normally felt justified in b...
Jovie and her pink blank-let. Recently, I'd been thinking the grass might be greener over in the magical land where I don't have to take an antidepressant. I'd been feeling as if I'd become too complacent about things I w...
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What I learned sitting at the kids' table
This past weekend I took Jovie to the fourth birthday party she'd been to in a month (her social calendar puts mine to shame. Hell, it probably puts the Kardashians to shame). She's met Elsa and Anna, jumped in bouncy castles, made futile attempts to master...
This past weekend I took Jovie to the fourth birthday party she'd been to in a month (her social calendar puts mine to shame. Hell, it probably puts the Kardashians to shame). She's met Elsa and Anna, jumped in bouncy castles...
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The return of joy
At risk of stating the obvious, there are many depressing parts about being depressed. The loss of hope, lack of energy and indifference to name a few.  But of course, when you're floating around in your small, tepid existence, you're not really aware of it...
At risk of stating the obvious, there are many depressing parts about being depressed. The loss of hope, lack of energy and indifference to name a few. But of course, when you're floating around in your small, tepid existe...
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A hose and the meaning of everything
The barn hose: One of the banes of my existence. While I love almost all aspects of farm-handing – sprinkling corn for the hens and scratching piggies' backs and hauling bales of hay for the cows – and there's one thing I loathe.  The hose. I would rather p...
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When humble warrior helps center the universe
Earth, as seen underneath Saturn's rings. Photo courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Tonight's yoga class was a struggle. From start to finish. I was shaky and off balance and couldn't get a grip on my mat from all the sweat rolling off my underused...
Earth, as seen underneath Saturn's rings. Photo courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Tonight's yoga class was a struggle. From start to finish. I was shaky and off balance and couldn't get a grip on my mat from all ...
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Fish and fish dreams
Back in January Brad and I decided we didn't have enough chaos in our life. The girls had been asking about getting another pet, so we gave them a choice: They could either get fish or a kitten. In an unexpected move, the girls chose fish. So, a couple days...
Back in January Brad and I decided we didn't have enough chaos in our life. The girls had been asking about getting another pet, so we gave them a choice: They could either get fish or a kitten. In an unexpected move, the...
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Goats and other tales of calamity
Lily: Much better suited for managing Annabelle the Sheep and Izzy the Goat than I. The barn was calm Saturday morning. It was overcast, but there was no chill in the air. The horses were slow to come in for breakfast, so I took my time. Stopping to scratch...
Lily: Much better suited for managing Annabelle the Sheep and Izzy the Goat than I. The barn was calm Saturday morning. It was overcast, but there was no chill in the air. The horses were slow to come in for breakfast, so I...
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How beautiful it can be when things get ugly
Every morning I arrive back home from working at the farm Lily asks me the same question: "Mom, what happened at the farm today?" She doesn't want to hear about the how I efficiently fed and watered six horses, three cows, three sheep, three goats, seven pi...
Every morning I arrive back home from working at the farm Lily asks me the same question: "Mom, what happened at the farm today?" She doesn't want to hear about the how I efficiently fed and watered six horses, three ...
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I married a story slam god
While we were out to dinner on my 33rd birthday, Brad and I were discussing bucket-list type goals we had for life. Brad mentioned that he decided that 2015 was the year he was going to try standup. He figured he'd write some jokes and seek out an open mic ...
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The art of waiting and the certainty of death
Life, it seems, has been tearing ahead of me like a snow-obsessed beagle mix with cabin fever whose just been offered his first walk in weeks (this is a very specific simile. Snacks has been very excited about all the snow). It has been hard to keep up. But...
Life, it seems, has been tearing ahead of me like a snow-obsessed beagle mix with cabin fever whose just been offered his first walk in weeks (this is a very specific simile. Snacks has been very excited about all the snow). ...
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Mom. Journalist. Blogger. Part-time farmhand.
Introduction
If you stick around here long enough you'll learn my two little girls are among the wisest people I know despite the fact that they often struggle to be reasonable about basic human functions. I've been a writer of bad poetry since third grade, a writer of of news and features stories since high school and a blogger since 2007ish. Occasionally I write fiction. Mostly, I attempt to unearth little joys while shoveling horse poo, observing small people and celebrating calamity.
Bragging rights
In sixth grade I took first place in a speed jumping contest. To this day it is the only blue ribbon I have for sporting pursuits.
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York, PA
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