Category Archives: Personal

Wrong Side of Heaven

Long-time readers of the blog may recall that I worked at a nonprofit a couple of years ago. My official title was Contract Quality and Data Manager. Basically, my job was to understand the terms of every grant my department … Continue reading

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Father of Mine

In honor of Father’s Day, I thought I would honor my father by writing about my love for him. I have shared many poems I have written for the man but have not told many stories about the man who … Continue reading

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Mindful Cravings

Lady, my lady I am going to touch your mind is not the warning you gave me but, oh! how you have touched it and touched it and touched it You move me with written suggestion you have awoken the … Continue reading

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Photo Dump, Part One

Hello, Beautiful Souls, A few people recently reached out to me and told me they missed my photos. I realized I had not done a Wordless Wednesday post since I finished my goal to take a daily photo for a … Continue reading

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Solitary Moments

At the end of my days when my soul is tired and searching for the solitary moments that left their stain on the chapters of my life I will remember the sounds of laughter the summer wind kissing my skin … Continue reading

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Journey to the Center of Health

Long-time readers of the blog know that I have been on a health and fitness journey for a little over a year now. I have fallen off the wagon a few times, but I have learned to be easy and … Continue reading

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Pieces of Me

I am made up of all the places I’ve been, lessons I’ve learned, and stories that have yet to be told. I am stitched together by song lyrics, classic books, and strong coffee. I have soil that smells like heaven … Continue reading

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Winter and Baseball

In honor of Opening Day, I thought I’d share one of the best fictional stories I have written about my favorite pastime! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Love & life lessons, Kristian … Continue reading

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Magic in the Miles

In a world that measures success by the miles, I find it important to pause…So, I stand still on my front porch, my eyes fixed on the horizon, a cup of coffee in one hand. Life is about the little … Continue reading

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My Home State

Originally posted on Life Lessons From Around the Dinner Table:
There is a place where I call home where on every corner our flag is flown and Black Eyed Susan’s grow Miracles happen on 34th Street and the best crabs…

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