Andrew Coy

Family Motto

Solve Problems

A few weeks ago we adopted a new family motto: “we don’t whine, we solve problems.”

While we all have committed this to memory, Levi is definitely the most vocal about it anytime Lydia is caught whining excessively.

There are plenty of problems to solve in the world, and little to no good that comes of whining about them . . .

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January 10, 2018

Getting Back In the Swing

Single. Double. Try for more?

After being out of the game for more than a minute, I’m getting back in the swing of things.

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How hard do I push myself though on day one, day two, day three?

Is a single or double enough?

Is more possible? Is more needed?

I’m still not back up to full health or full strength, but I’ll get there. I just hope it is all in . . .

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January 09, 2018

Packing Patience

Don’t Leave Home Without It

Whether you are sick or not, traveling or staying close to home, or just in the normal routines of life and living, remembering to pack your patience is critical. 

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For everyone traveling (or rather, attempting to travel) through the JFK Airport in New York this weekend, they needed patience in spades. Apparently everything that could go . . .

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January 07, 2018

Heavenly Palace


Sometime in 2018 — no one is quite sure exactly when or where though — the Chinese space station Tiangong-1 will come crashing down from its degrading orbit. It seems they unintentionally lost contact/control of it sometime after it’s last use in 2016. Currently, they are predicting a 1 in 10,000 chance that debris . . .

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January 06, 2018

Still Sick


I’m feeling ready to begin getting better — if it was up to just me. 

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January 05, 2018

Soliciting Advice

This Time ‘Round

Sometimes life has a way of circling back on itself. When it does, don’t pass up the opportunity to pause and ask those who were there the first time what advice they might give to you for this time ‘round. 

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January 04, 2018

Not Cease from Exploration

know the place for the first time

"When the short day is brightest,...

Between melting and freezing...

There is no earth smell...

If you came this way, / Taking the route you would be likely to take...

If you came by day not knowing what you came for,...

And what you thought you came for / Is only a shell...

Either you had no purpose / Or the purpose is beyond the end you . . .

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January 03, 2018