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finding things to love

When you never stay too long in one place, you learn to grow roots quickly, like an invasive plant. You learn to seek out the things that make the place unique, and the things that make it feel like home. … Continue reading

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gimme shelter

Virginia Smith cried the day we chose Maddy over all the other dogs at the Animal Protective League. We were two months married and wanted a dog to round out our family when we visited pound dogs at Severance Mall … Continue reading

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passing the peace

Louisvillians are a friendly bunch. I can’t go for a morning walk without neighbors stopping to chat. Runners and cyclists puff a cheery good morning as they pass. As I call out good morning over and over, I am reminded … Continue reading

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in between

A wise counselor once encouraged me to be a sojourner. A traveler. Not a pilgrim. Not headed to a holy destination, but to a place unknown. Walk for a time, he said, and let the path lead. I am feeling … Continue reading

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New Urbanism vs Old Neighborhoods

Reflections on buying a home in Louisville I have long been a fan of the new urbanism. I appreciate neighborhoods that encourage walking, offer a vital urban core, and provide a mix of housing types and costs. We have visited … Continue reading

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Home is where…

…the dogs are. We’ve arrived in Louisville, unsettled, in temporary quarters with rented furnishings, but somehow still at home. Shelby and Jack make it so. Houston: On the road, in a rented van large enough to hold all the necessary … Continue reading

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Leaving Houston

Several days ago, we packed up everything we own, sold my old Subaru, rented a van to carry the dogs and all their goods, and took off from Houston for Louisville, Kentucky. After two days of driving, including a harrowing … Continue reading

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