Let’s talk about particle physics, my past crisis with evolutionary biology, and being a follower of Christ. Those are simple topics for one blog post! My daughter, who is clearly smarter than I am, recommended The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the EdgeContinue reading “Particle Physics, Evolutionary Biology, and Being a Christian”
Author Archives: Sarah M. Wells
Priests and Prophets… and Eating Paleo
In January, we almost mostly completed a Whole 30 reset together as a family. We’ve been here before, a couple of times, and although there were fewer bad habits to break this time, it’s always good to reassess and begin better habits over again. Looking back on these various endeavors, I think my most favoriteContinue reading “Priests and Prophets… and Eating Paleo”
What’s Ahead, What’s Behind
The kids go back to school tomorrow, which means winter break is officially over and the new year is about to begin. If you’ve been sticking around these parts for a while, you know that I love lists, resolutions, words, and goals. It’s that time again! Last year, my word from the Lord was “recover,”Continue reading “What’s Ahead, What’s Behind”
This year, I’ve traveled through the desert on horseback with a shepherd and an alchemist. I’ve fished the lakes of Canada by canoe, attended a boy’s boarding school, learned the dance of the herons along a river, sat in the kitchen of a distressed and impoverished wife in Michigan, explored vocation, followed a friend asContinue reading “Little Joys—Books”
I’m still recovering from whatever bug decided to bless me with a head cold the last couple of days, so don’t expect anything brilliant here. Do you know what’s great? Reruns. Reruns and streaming TV with vast catalogs of movies I’ve already seen. Comfort food TV. That’s what’s great. I watched “It’s a Wonderful Life”Continue reading “Little Joys—Reruns”
Little Joys—Long-Term Memory
Mary, and every other mother ever, treasured these things in her heart. It’s what we do. We treasure away the miraculous and the mundane. They are the building blocks to our lives’ meaning, and it’s all because of long-term memory.
Little Joys—Old Photos
You can tell any story you want from old photos, but the true magic of these frozen moments are the facts and memories of the lives that animated those images.
Little Joys—Bodies That Can Heal
One of our kids stayed home sick after we stayed up super late seeing Hamilton last night (It was so good!). With so many viruses floating around lately, I was hoping our immune systems would prevail through yesterday so we could all enjoy the show. We just made it. My guess is that Elvis wasContinue reading “Little Joys—Bodies That Can Heal”
Little Joys—German Food
We are on our way to see Hamilton tonight, thanks to my mom and dad for an excellent Christmas present, and to begin our night we are eating the fare of our heritage: German! Here’s to Haufbrauhaus and Hamilton! Prost!
After a full weekend staying with family and enjoying the pleasures of being together with those I grew up with, it was also so good to come home. I didn’t used to be such a homebody. Early on in our marriage, we would spend nearly every weekend staying over at one parents’ house or theContinue reading “Little Joys—Home”