Author Archives: Laura

Please Don’t Pray For Peace (A Lament)

Over the past year, since the unrest in Baltimore last April, I’ve been thinking that “pray for peace” is actually not what we want.  It’s possible to have a surface peace, as in “It’s really peaceful tonight, look at the … Continue reading

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It’s Been A Great Nine Years!

Nine years ago today, I wore this dress. (after wearing this dress, of course) and today (with no prompting from me, I promise), Ellie asked to try on this dress: And then Marko wanted part of the silly action: And … Continue reading

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Classics Club, Book #25: The Great Gatsby (March 2016)

This is my 3rd post about 2016’s books for The Classics Club.  I’ll be reading one classic book a month through 2018.  Track what I’m reading for the Classics Club here.  I’ll try not to include too many spoilers in … Continue reading

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My Life, Under New Management

Two weeks ago, I went to a workshop led by one of the founders of Agile Learning Centers (ALC). The workshop was focused on learning how to use agile management tools in support of self-directed learning.  I’m in the process … Continue reading

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April/May Sewing: Little Bit of This, Little Bit of That

I’ve been sewing a lot over the past few months but haven’t managed to blog much about it all (or even put it on Instagram for that matter).  So, in no particular order, here’s what was keeping me busy in … Continue reading

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To Comb or To Chop? That Is the Question.

Over the past few months, combing Ellie’s hair had become more and more of a contentious issue between the two of us.  She strongly dislikes combing her hair and even more despises me doing anything to her hair such as … Continue reading

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A whole bunch of family pictures for all the picture-starved family members out there

Yes, I know I’ve been gone for over a month.  Life is charging ahead and I’m having a hard time keeping up (or at least blogging about it).  That’s a story for another day.  In the meantime… We’ve taken pictures … Continue reading

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Our First Parade!

The first weekend in April, we had the fun of marching in the Maryland Greek Independence Day Parade.  Nik’s dad, Panayiotis, was the Grand Marshal! After he took care of his Grand Marshal duties at the beginning of the parade, … Continue reading

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March Sewing: A Metamorphosis in Celebration of Easter

Back in December 2006, I announced via blog post that my sister-in-law, Meggan, had found a potentially awesome choice for a bridesmaid’s dress company.  A month later, my old roommate, Kristen, and I went to DC to their showroom where … Continue reading

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Glorious Now Behold Him Arise!

Glorious now behold Him arise! King and God and Sacrifice. Alleluia, alleluia! Earth to heaven replies. Happy Easter! Love, Nik, Laura, Ellie, and Marko ********** Watch them grow: Easter 2015, Easter 2014, Easter 2013 ********** The lyrics above are the … Continue reading

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