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- DNA Ethnicity Test Result Reliability – It’s All About Expectations
- Chasing Family – Online Family Trees: To Post or Not to Post?
- Chasing Family… Down a Rabbit Hole and Up a Tree
- The Pros and Cons of Fear and Anger
- Starting a New Holiday Tradition
- The Giving Season and the Thoughtful Giver
- Do I Really Have My Father’s Eyes?
- Symbols of Cities and Lands
- Land Meets Water
- The Ephemeral Nature of Days… and of Gratitude
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DNA Ethnicity Test Result Reliability – It’s All About Expectations
Around Thanksgiving, I went to lunch with a group of childhood classmates. During a lull in the conversation, one of them asked – “Hey, who here has done their DNA?” A number of us raised our hands. His next question … Continue reading
Posted in DNA, Family, Genealogy, Genetics Tagged lifestyle, Technology 7 Comments
Chasing Family – Online Family Trees: To Post or Not to Post?
SPOILER ALERT – This post relates to the hobby of Genealogy. I’ve been at this genealogy thing in one way or another for about 25 years now. I worked full-time for many of those years, so it was an … Continue reading
Posted in Family, Genealogy, Technology Tagged Ancestry, Family Tree, Privacy 3 Comments
Chasing Family… Down a Rabbit Hole and Up a Tree
I haven’t regularly posted to this blog for a while. Life gets in the way sometimes, but since this week marks my 5-year “blogoversary” I’m inspired to jump back in. I’ve recently had eye surgery, and the world is literally … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging, Family, Genealogy, Recreation, Ruminations Tagged Ancestry, Family History, Genealogy 6 Comments
The Pros and Cons of Fear and Anger
Right this minute, I don’t much care how you voted anymore, because the election is over, and now we have to look ahead and not back. I understand you’re angry at the opposition, and I understand you’re afraid that the other … Continue reading
Starting a New Holiday Tradition
Well, here we are into the first week of Advent! In addition to the Sunday celebration services and advent candle lightings, that means baking, wrapping, decorating, and mailing. I don’t know about you, but we still send paper Christmas holiday … Continue reading
The Giving Season and the Thoughtful Giver
It’s that time of year again. Since before Hallowe’en, US stores have been sneaking Christmas items onto their shelves. Blue and silver Hannakuh wrapping paper and red and green Christmas candies have appeared everywhere, and seasonal music has begun playing … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging, Faith, Family, Finances, Giving Back, Ruminations Tagged Charity, Donations, Giving Tuesday, Holiday Giving 2 Comments
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