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March 18, 2018


An Old Raincoat

These are my headphones. They’ve traveled with me all over the country, on countless walks with the dogs, and many trips to the gym. They have aged. The liner wore away at the top, exposing the soft inner padding. Both of the plastic parts that connect the ear pieces to the head attachment have broken,

Thank You!

As we close the book on 2016 and look ahead to 2017, we here at The Blue Route would like to take a moment to thank our readers. We are very appreciative of the following our little blog has gathered as well our Facebook and Twitter audiences. We are going into our 3rd year and to be

She Held His Hand…

The pair spent part of their first day together opening their wedding presents over brunch. Family and friends had gathered to continue wishing them the best that fortune could offer. Rarely sitting next to each other during the hustled morning, as each still tended to their respective family members, she would still catch him staring

Get. Up.

Get. Up. Sounds easy doesn’t it? For a lot of people it isn’t. For an interminable stretch of days starting about a year and a half ago, I was one of those people. I had lived my life the same way for over a decade. While I may not have been overly happy that entire

Louis CK: “Everything is amazing and nobody is happy.”

Here’s a word that you don’t hear very often – epistemology.   Don’t worry, just keep on reading.  It’s the branch of philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge, its presuppositions, foundations, and validity.  Why on earth would you want to know that?  I think I can convince you why you need to know that. Ready?

A Bad Idea

  I was a little hesitant to tell this story, but after telling it to a few friends, I’ve decided what the heck. A day or two after moving into our new house, Madeline, the inside cat, started looking longingly through the sliding glass door into the back yard. Our yard is fenced all around,

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