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A Story in Memory of Steve Jobs

posted by kjackson

I just found out that Steve Jobs, Apple CEO,  has passed away. When I saw this quote of his, I was reminded of a story…. Back in our church days it was easy to get caught up in filling the […]

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I Am a Tree Hugger

posted by kjackson

My name is Kirsten and I am a tree hugger. I’ve never understood why some people find that offensive. Truly…if someone liking trees challenges your political stance, you may be taking your politics a bit too far ;). I celebrate […]

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Help! It’s an Emergency!

posted by kjackson

I just read a fabulous article about a 17-year-old girl, Arina Shestopolov Censor, who saved a man’s life when missiles fell near her home at Beer-Sheva, Isreal,  on August 20. Arina and her father heard the cries of Lior George […]

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Should living off the grid be illegal?

posted by kjackson

I’m about to step out of my comfort zones: I avoid talking politics and religion because I know such conversations make one’s social circles small. People feel threatened if you disagree with them so then they avoid you. If you […]

Teach Them to Love

posted by kjackson

You know what I loved most about being a high school and college student? I had a set time each day where I *had* to do something I loved. Back then they actually required me to read Shakespeare and to […]

A Tweet for a Steak

posted by kjackson

I tend to avoid the news because it can be so depressing and upsetting, but, every once in awhile, a news piece will make me smile. Today I read about Peter Shankman who, after a very long day of travel, […]

A Spiral for Sunlight

posted by kjackson

When the subject of environmentalism comes up in everyday conversation, I usually hear two prevailing thoughts: 1.  “That’s a bunch of political hogwash. There’s plenty of land…energy…etc.” 2. “Oh, no! What shall we do!? There won’t *be* a world for […]

Laughter Doeth Good….

posted by kjackson

  I love how laughter is contagious. I laughed all the way through this video and now I Feel Good (nanananana…I knew that I would…nanananan….)!  He has got to have the cutest giggle ever.

Glorious Roofing!

posted by kjackson

Illinois just joined ranks with other states who are recycling old roofing shingles to pave roads. The old shingles are ground up and added to the asphalt mix. Missouri has already done such a thing and estimates it saved $20 […]

King Kong? Godzilla? No–Kudzu!

posted by kjackson

When I was 13-years-old my family moved from the land of prairie grass and crape myrtle (Oklahoma) to the land of mimosa trees and kudzu vines (Mississippi). I’ll never forget my first glimpse of kudzu. All along the highway it […]

The Power of the Pen

posted by kjackson

CBS News reports that a nine-year-old Virginian boy put his wallet– containing over $300 he had saved and gift cards he had received for his birthday–down on a convenience store counter and the wallet was stolen. That would be the […]

Kudos to Grand Rapids!

posted by kjackson

After Newsweek stated Grand Rapids, Michigan was a “dying city”, the citizens responded with THIS. I truly love *this* for a million different reasons: It’s dramatic! It’s cooperative! It’s positive! It’s fun! It’s creative! I tip my hat to the […]

Breaking My Rule

posted by kjackson

I broke my own rule yesterday. If you’ve read my blog “How to Be Happy,” you know that I am very careful about what I allow in my brain. I have a standing rule for myself not to watch the […]

Response to Osama’s Death

posted by kjackson

‎One of the best things about my life is the variety of people in it. I am reminded each and every day that not everyone thinks, feels and believes as I do.  This became very apparent this morning as I […]

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posted 11:24:23am Apr. 18, 2012 | read full post »

Turn the Radio On
Recently the kids and I have been listening to an audio book when we're in the car, but, sometimes, between discs, we'll let the radio play. Since we gave up TV years ago...and I don't read the news, either...we can be a little out of the loop. Maybe Kirsten listening to the Tulsa radio is a bit lik

posted 8:02:27am Dec. 04, 2011 | read full post »

Miracles in the Midst of Sorrow
I've found there is no logic to how I feel in the middle of grief. I've received huge gifts, and--although I'm thankful for them because they assure me I don't have to make a drastic lifestyle change at the same time that our family has been changed so drastically--I sometimes don't have an emotiona

posted 9:33:07am Dec. 02, 2011 | read full post »

Like a Symphony
Sometimes I actually think :). I like to plan and compare and problem solve. Sometimes I think my way to an answer. Sometimes I make choices based solely on my gut whether the choice seems logical or not. I feel my way to an answer (I use this method more often than thinking!). Then there was

posted 8:08:11am Dec. 01, 2011 | read full post »

Dancing Thankful
People are always saying how it amazes them how I think, wish, pray for something and then it appears. To me this is a normal way of living so it confuses me when they say such things. I wonder, though, if maybe these little miracles aren't happening to them, too, and they're just not giving them cr

posted 7:55:34am Nov. 29, 2011 | read full post »

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