Category Archives: Ruminations

Splurges Worthy of the .1%

Several months ago, Tanner’s parents asked me to identify the splurges I would make if I were Oprah Winfrey-style rich. It was an interesting question at the time, and I’ve pondered it off and on since then. What would I … Continue reading

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A Day

It’s good to live in the city, to walk down the busy street to a crowded restaurant on a Friday night, to head to the bookstore after dinner. It’s exciting to work in Washington, D.C., to take my lunch walks … Continue reading

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The Beauty of a Few Consumer Items

After a somewhat traumatic week (thank you, house sellers), Tanner and I spent a relaxing weekend filled with pleasing little adventures: a Sunday morning trip to the art museum to check out spring flower displays, a Saturday evening visit with … Continue reading

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On the Pleasures of a New Pair of Socks on a Cold Winter Day

I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that when it gets cold, one of the absolute worst things in the world is a pair of lousy, thin, holey socks. In this regard, I’m fortunate to have a decent … Continue reading

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When Law School Means Something

For some law students, going to law school is about networking and honing the practical skills required to function as a lawyer. While these are important things to master if one wishes to, you know, become a lawyer, for me, … Continue reading

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My Solution(s) To My Work World Problems

Apparently, it’s no secret that my millennial generation is entitled. I’m sure my last blog post, had we any readers, would have caused many of them to shake their heads, stroke their chins, and mutter self-righteously about our entitled generation. … Continue reading

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I’m Done With The Work World

Aside from the almost three week long government shut down, I have now been working for almost three months. I don’t like it at all. It’s ironic, really, that I’m in this position. For years, my parents instructed me to … Continue reading

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What’s Your Name, Again?

Exactly three months ago, Tanner and I were floating in the waters off the Gulf of Mexico in Anna Maria Island, Florida. We were chuckling to ourselves over how successful the wedding had been: it hadn’t rained; the weather had … Continue reading

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A Day of Grocery Stores

When you enter a grocery store, you’re hit with smells–coffee beans, spices, fish from the fish counter, bread from the baker–and the endless possibilities of all the different foods you might buy. I love this experience, and I love going … Continue reading

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How Many Homes Do You Have?

Last weekend, Tanner and I went “home” to hang out with my youngest sister and watch the family dog while my parents went to a conference in Pittsburgh. It was a wonderful weekend: Elizabeth catered to our every need by … Continue reading

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