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Aimee Terpening
August 11, 2015

Get Your Eyes Checked

Get Your Eyes Checked

When I was just out of college, I worked as a technician at an optometrist’s office. I have so many funny and strange stories from that time, and I love telling them. When I think back to my time at that job, there is one simple observation: people with vision problems need them corrected as […]

August 4, 2015

I’d Like to Request Number 44

I’d Like to Request Number 44

If I asked what your favorite song of all time is, could you answer? As a musician, my first reaction to answering this question is, “Which genre of music? Can I give you a list of top-10 favorites? I don’t think I can answer that.” And then I remember…. I was in elementary school in […]

July 28, 2015

Not in Part, But the Whole

Not in Part, But the Whole

I have been trying to think of the easiest thing I’ve ever had to forgive. The conundrum lies in that what is easy to forgive is also easy to forget. Maybe the easiest thing was when someone was a few minutes late to a meeting or when one of my nieces drew with crayons on […]

July 14, 2015

My Favorite Present

My Favorite Present

Do you remember the best present you’ve ever received? I’m not talking the best as in the most practical, but the best as in your favorite. Mine is easy to pick from. We didn’t have much growing up: enough, but not many extras. For my twelfth birthday, I got a brand new Rawlins baseball glove. […]

July 7, 2015

One of Those Days

One of Those Days

Have you ever had one of those days when nothing seemed to go right? You sleep through your alarm, which means you won’t make it to the gym this morning. Then, in a rush to get to work and still have breakfast, you put in a couple of toaster waffles only to be alerted by […]

June 23, 2015

This is My Reward

This is My Reward

I have been mowing lawns since I was ten years old, and I actually really enjoy doing it. There is something relaxing about having that block of time with my thoughts, the scent of the fresh-cut grass, the noise of the mower blocking out distraction, and the physicality it takes. It is so rewarding. A […]

June 16, 2015

The Dreamer

The Dreamer

I have always been a dreamer. When my first grade teacher asked us to draw what we wanted to be when we grew up, I drew a picture of an astronaut wielding a baseball bat, ready for any close encounters my mind could imagine.  My parents encouraged my dreams and fed my belief that I […]

June 9, 2015

Even in the Tempest, I Can Sing

Even in the Tempest, I Can Sing

Tornado season in Iowa can be simultaneously unnerving and beautiful. Just a few weeks ago, I was woken up in the middle of the night by sirens howling through the streets of my small town. Sometimes, I feel like sirens are sounding in my own life, signifying the storms raging in my heart and mind. […]