Author Archives: Jamie

Sucking the Marrow Out of Life and How I Finally Might Understand H.D.T.

I subscribed to Thoreau for a while in high school. I dipped my toe into Walden Pond and found that it gave me some of the life force I needed to get through. Get by. To navigate the spectrum of my … Continue reading

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A Good Reason to Make Heart-Shaped Sandwiches

This morning, my son was overtired. He was terribly whiny and melted down when the table was in the “wrong spot” and when his Daisy Duck figurine wouldn’t stand up (which she never has). He tested my boundaries and my … Continue reading

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Think Kit D31-Stepping into New Territory

I have some attentional issues, so I’ve become pretty skilled at breaking down and organizing tasks that need completing in life. I love lists, order, and I make a concerted effort to focus on whatever my next step is lest … Continue reading

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Think Kit D29-Resolutions

I’ve never been one to make New Years resolutions. I always figured I can choose to better myself whenever I want, and hoped that I could find motivation to change independently of the calendar flipping to a new year. I … Continue reading

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Think Kit D28: Nik & Jam

My cousin Nikki had this light within her.  It was so bright that I admired her from the moment I was born. I admired her joie de vivre, her compassion for others, and her fierce determination to be only herself. When I … Continue reading

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Think Kit D27-Skyline Mornings

When asked to reflect on a place that stood out for me this year, my mind landed on a very simple place-home. One of my favorite parts of our condo is the south-facing bank of windows off the living room, … Continue reading

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Think Kit D26-Safety in Space

I feel lucky to love what I do for a living. I get to spend some time and make some meaning with people, with whom I eventually part ways as they move on with their lives. So when asked to … Continue reading

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