Kristin's Quest: In Search of Myself

Searching for who I really am, and what that means for me and the people I love.

Trudging on

The week is off to a horrible start. But it is predictably horrible. And the horribleness is nobody’s fault. It’s just circumstances.

I don’t do a good job moving forward when all around me feels horrible. I know i am irritable. I know I am defensive. Fortunately, I know this about myself and try to compensate. Unfortunately, much of that compensation is simply shutting up and stewing, without…

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Yea, though I walk…

Yea, though I walk…

It’s a rough morning.

Some of it is cyclical: as a church organist, Holy Week is about the busiest time of the entire year. Some of it comes from work, where multiple families are dealing with deaths within the last week.

And much of it is a combination of different things in my life.

What set me off this morning? When the elder cat, sitting on the arm of the chair I was in, set off on another of…

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Quote: Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart…

Quote: Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart…

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live…

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As somebody with four siblings…

As somebody with four siblings…

As somebody with four siblings, Jessica Hagy may have hit the nail on the head with this graphic.

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Living in the Opening Day moment, again

Living in the Opening Day moment, again

So it’s Opening Day. Spring has arrived: after all, they’re playing baseball.

I have seen lots of Opening Days this year. There was the start of spring training. There were the two regular-season games played in Australia this year (but with exhibition games still ongoing, so the teams could recover from jetlag). And last night, there was the Dodgers/Padres game in San Diego, for the first…

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Seeking invisibility

It was a beautiful, sunny day. My partner had an appointment to stop for on her way home from work, and we had planned to meet together afterwards to have dinner in that part of town.

In order to be sure I would be there on time (especially with the, shall I say, variable degree of timeliness one expects from certain professions), I made plans to search for some Munzees. The map showed a parking…

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Spinning my wheels

As you can see, after a fairly regular posting schedule at the beginning, this blog has dropped off into neglect. A couple of reasons come to mind:

  • Winter Olympics:I tend to overdose on Olympic coverage. I watch less of it now than I used to, ((This is likely because I find NBC’s Olympic coverage more fragmented and lacking the immediacy I was used to from Canadian networks back home.)) but they…

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