But, Why? Etymology Edition: “As Mad as a Hatter”

“As Mad as a Hatter.” Have you heard this phrase? Though the EXACT phrase isn’t actually used in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, we know The Hatter’s character as quite mad! It’s beleived that The Hatter’s character was inspired by the mercury poisoning hat makers often suffered from in the 17th, 18th, and 19th […]

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A Reminder for When Life Gets Hard

Sometimes life gets hard. Things happen fast and we try to keep up. People need us and despite running on fumes, you have to keep going. We don’t get to control life. We don’t get to control what happens to those we love. We don’t get to control what happens to us. But relying on […]

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“Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords”

I remember that I used to be fearless. I used to jump without wondering, “is it too high?” I used to walk alone without listening for the footsteps behind me. I used to enjoy the thrill of a good scare—back when it was a novelty. I used to fall asleep without feeling the world crushing […]

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Lessons on Forgiveness from Hannibal

As Christmas approaches and I look forward to spending time with my friends and family, I can’t help but reflect back on these relationships. This year will be the fourth Christmas that my husband and I share as a married couple. When I was younger I had always assumed that being married meant you had […]

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If I cannot press rewind then I must pause…

I love knowledge. I love consuming information and feeling aware. I love reading and sharing new and interesting information. However, sometimes this love gets confused, and I find myself consuming things that do not make me feel powerful and instead make me feel useless and even afraid. I do not know where the line is, […]

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