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Julie Courtwright
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Gilly's Adventure at the Alexandria Monthly Meeting Spring Picnic
June 15th, 2015 We found our cat, Gilly, under the front porch at our Quaker Meeting in September 2013.  He was a mostly starved, barely weaned, bright orange scrap of fur at the time. And so its not surprising I ended up adopting him. The Sunday school kid...
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The perils of Meditating outside in the summer:
Bugs : Surprisingly simple to fix. Make all your mood candles citronella scented and burn sage smudge sticks. Sage smoke is believed to cleanse bad energy from an area.  I didn't put any stock in that until I realized it also drives off mosquitos. As far as...
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Spring Farm Day
I've been living here for almost a decade and I still haven't adjusted to how "not-rural" Fairfax county is. Case in point: Frying Pan Park.  It's a park because its  a traditional working farm. That's how unusual farms are up here. They've tried to preserv...
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Zen and the Art of Meditating with your Dog.
So I've discovered something kind of odd. Some background: I'm a Quaker.  But we're a weird, sort of hippie-ish people, so I occasionally enjoy worshipping with other faith traditions and experiencing spirituality through others' eyes.  This spring, I was h...
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Theres a new puppy in the neighborhood - a teeeeny tiny, very young golden retriever. Only 8 weeks old, and he already knows how to "sit" and "stay" in two languages. And he has adorable blue-grey eyes. I'm trying to make sure Theo is around him as much as ...
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                                                                  Source:  https://www.facebook.com/pratchett?fref=photo “I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?" Death thought about it. CATS, he sai...
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Theo's World
A dog's life is unbearably tragic. The dog didn't know why he had become separated from his first pack. They seemed to have simply wandered off and lost their way without the aid of his keen tracking abilities. Humans are kind of stupid that way. He didn't ...
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Business Update
There is News in my quest to become a professional crafter and small business owner: It took two attempts but I have successfully registered "Geek Chic Knits" as a trade name with Fairfax County. Huzzah! Now, on to the next set of paperwork, which I belie...
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A walk in the Purr-ambulator
Gilly is an indoor cat. And we have a pretty small apartment. Its not surprising then, that every now and then he makes a break for the great outdoors. Usually, this takes the form of him bolting out the front door under our feet and making us chase him all...
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Life Lessons I have learned from playing way too much Civ V
Like many nerds, I play way too much of a computer game called Civilization V. Its a history based game where you play as a leader of one of many global civilizations and you can win based on global domination, scientific prowess, diplomacy, or culture. I h...
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