All the seasonal farming metaphors are true. Perhaps cliché, but true. A seed is doing a lot of work underneath the soil before you actually see it sprouting. Weeds really should be pulled when they’re tiny sprouts and before they’re huge burdens that throw your back out. And the fresh canvas we get in the […]

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My side-gig as a high school English teacher “forces” me to read and re-read some of the world’s great classics. This, along with some work-related non-fiction and a good nightstand bedtime read are on display in what I read this month.

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If you ever find yourself making that mind-numbing drive across Ohio on I-80 (I promise the state is much prettier than the Interstate leads you to believe!), consider taking a detour to spend the day in Kent. Many people know Kent only because of the tragic shootings that rattled the nation in 1970. But there is a lot more to know —and love—about this vibrant college town in Northeast Ohio.

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Yes, there are benefits to living in a larger space, and I think families need to do what’s best for them; living in a small house doesn’t make me a better person. But perhaps this is an encouragement if you find yourself wishing you had more square footage: there’s a silver lining to having less space than what’s considered “normal.”

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