Category Archives: New Beginnings

While in those Waiting Rooms

Waiting rooms. Special, dreary places that serve only one purpose: to wait in. I don’t like waiting rooms — never have, never will! Who does? In waiting rooms, there isn’t much else you can do except…wait. Particularly when you’re in a … Continue reading

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In the Fullness of Time

Have you ever tried to imagine winter without Christmas? When I do, the early scene of Narnia in C.S. Lewis’s “The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe” always come to mind where Lucy meets Mr. Tumnus. “Always winter, never Christmas” — … Continue reading

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Life After Divorce: No Dating Allowed

Dating. For recently divorced people, it’s often the proverbial elephant in the room. The subject of dating usually comes up right after the uncomfortable admission of divorce is uttered. Along with deciding to stay put in Colorado until my youngest daughter graduates … Continue reading

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Becoming Unpolitical (and Happily So!)

Politics. It’s that other dirty little eight-letter word that never goes away. This day next year, we’ll be going to the polls and voting for the next president. The media will be falling all over themselves trying to predict — … Continue reading

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Another Big Decision Made

This year has been full of big decisions. Really big decisions. Some I’ve had a direct say in, while other have been completely out of my control. A couple weeks ago, I made the big decision to stay put here in Colorado, … Continue reading

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Being Thankful for Unanswered Prayers??

Something that’s been on my mind quite a bit lately is the matter of unanswered prayers. Most of us spend so much time and energy on how badly we want our prayers to be answered that we don’t think about all those prayers He … Continue reading

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The Pumpkin Spice of Life

It’s baaaa-aaack!! That’s right — Pumpkin Spice lattes are back in the stores! Along with pumpkin spice lattes, there’s pumpkin spice muffins, pumpkin spice Oreos, pumpkin spice Pop-tarts, pumpkin spice Twinkies, pumpkin spice Peeps, pumpkin spice beer, pumpkin spice pancakes, pumpkin spice burgers, and even pumpkin spice hummus. … Continue reading

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Refactoring and Being Refactored

Before I go too far down the road with this blog, some basic terminology and concepts should probably be explained. First off, what is meant by “refactoring”? From Refactor.com: refactoring is a disciplined technique for restructuring an existing body of … Continue reading

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New Beginnings and a New (old) Blog

Welcome to the “Being Refactored” blog, which was formerly known as the “Fiction and Software” blog for Chris Hambleton (that’s me!). I’ve been meaning to change things up a bit for awhile and today was the day! Though I’ve had … Continue reading

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