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AmySorensen
nose in a book
My subject is the world.
Interests: running, writing, hiking, contemporary lit, good poetry; my family; gardening
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Today was my 47th birthday. I have some thoughts on the year that just passed in my life, but today I just want to document the things I did. A few things happened today that don’t usually happen on my... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The English Geek
Sometimes I’m itching to write something, to make something with words that is structured and shaped and maybe well-written, but other days my thoughts roll through my head like the credits at the end of a movie. This is one... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The English Geek
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I woke this morning thinking of mothers. What it means to be a mother; what a mother is. Mother: the person who made you within her body. Sometimes. Mother: the person who took care of you when you were a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The English Geek
There were two topics yesterday that were all over my social media feeds: the fire at Notre Dame and the running of the Boston marathon. (I’m actually fairly surprised at the depth of my reaction to the fire; I am... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The English Geek
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One of my very favorite librarians is leaving the library this week, and I wanted to give her a little something to remember the library by. My current favorite fabric gift to make is a little quilted square. I think... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The English Geek
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This morning I woke up with the vague memory of a dream. Something about standing in a room with high ceilings and tall windows with God and my mother. Trying to tell them both something important, something that was also... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2019 at The English Geek
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My warm up time is almost over. Yay! Time to run. Let’s move! Holy cow. I feel like I’ve never done this before. Have I ever even run a step in my life? How did I ever do this for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2019 at The English Geek
This week is National Library Week. I'm glad such a thing exists, considering all that our president has done to try to de-fund libraries (did you know that every single budget he's created has tried to take away the funding... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at The English Geek
I realized last night at about 11:45 that I didn’t blog on Wednesday. I’d been thinking about my blog post, but I got busy. Actually, not really busy. I’m currently obsessed with making log cabin squares. So I spent almost... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at The English Geek
Today at the library, I helped an older patron who was trying to figure out the best way to download audio books. Specifically, he wanted "access to all of the good books and none of the bad ones." I resisted... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2019 at The English Geek
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Timehop and Facebook keep reminding me of something: three years ago was the week that Kendell had his cardiac arrest. I usually like looking back on memories, but this one…this one I don’t want to remember. Kendell has processed enough... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at The English Geek
(Warning: This post is very Mormony. It’s a Mormony rant, and it will maybe only make sense to other Mormon people. Perhaps if it wasn’t so painful I could make it applicable to others outside of Mormondon, but right now?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2019 at The English Geek
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It rained today. It was chilly and windy and grey, and finally, in the afternoon, the tension broke and the rain fell. Then the clouds cleared and the world lit up. The mountains were soft white with a new layer... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at The English Geek
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I was thinking today about my process for choosing the books I end up reading. Sometimes (always?) this is overwhelming because there are SO MANY BOOKS I want to read! Right now, in fact, I have three YA books, three... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at The English Geek
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Back in the fall of 2017, when I reread the book It, I realized (yet again) how my worldview is shaped by the books I read. I read It when it first came out, in 1986, and one of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at The English Geek
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In the next few months, several friends and family members are having new babies. Boy babies! As I thought about what I might want to make for them, and sifted through my stash of fabrics, I had a realization. Because... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at The English Geek
It’s hard to believe, but here is a truth: I’ve been blogging for more than 13 years. When I started, Kaleb was just a baby, Haley was only ten, Jake & Nathan were cute little boys happily thriving in elementary... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at The English Geek
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Tomorrow is April first. That just blows me away….it seems like it was just Christmas, and here we are, already one-quarter through 2019. It seems like a good time to check in with my goals and to establish some new... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at The English Geek
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Favorite Quotes: “And yet, I will think of the future, to remind me that the present is not forever…what is the present without the future?” (Vasya) and “It is not for men and women to presume what the Lord wishes.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2019 at The English Geek
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One of my reactions to my mom’s enormous fabric stash was the desire to finish more of my quilting projects and to share online more of what I make. The process of making something is, for me, just as fun... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2019 at The English Geek
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One of the complicated experiences I’ve had in connection with my mother’s death has been the process of cleaning out her house. It has brought me sadness, frustration, surprise, happiness, grief, joy. And memories—so many memories. I have found photographs... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at The English Geek
Yesterday it snowed here in Utah. I’m guessing this will probably be our last snow in the valley (although, sometimes we get surprise snow storms as late as May, so who knows), and already it felt like a spring snow,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at The English Geek
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This kid…right now he is my inspiration. I suspect he will be for many years. I miss him. I miss him so much. I miss him teasing me about how much cheese is in the fridge. Yesterday I counted: 10.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at The English Geek
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Favorite Quote: “Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet.”... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2019 at The English Geek
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On Saturday, January 19, my mom made a decision: Rather than undergoing another surgery, one that would result in her losing her independence, she decided to enter hospice care. We brought her home the next day. My sisters and I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at The English Geek