Author Archives: rachelroust

About rachelroust

Looking to live a life less ordinary. Join me on the journey if you wish.

Eulogy for my Father

I just found this draft in my garage, stashed away in a box of random papers.  It’s 15 years old now, I’m finally getting around to typing it. I began writing this eulogy shortly after I saw my father for the … Continue reading

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This Is How A Heart Breaks

You know those PSA commercials where they show someone texting in their car and suddenly getting broadsided by a semi-truck in slow motion?  When you see it, you’re shocked, frightened, horrified … and may even think about what the driver … Continue reading

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To the Moon and Back

One of my favorite songs from Savage Garden is one I always thought had to be written about me, at some point.  I’m sure I’m not the only woman to think that, either.  But it strikes the heart when it … Continue reading

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WTF and OMG

April 26, 2011 It strikes me, tonight, when I ask my 12-year-old son (he’s in 6th grade this year – middle school in our school district) if he wants to see my middle school yearbook. “Ok, sure,” he says, already … Continue reading

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What Women Really Think …

Sunday, April 24, 2011 In case you ever wondered what a single gal thinks (well, me, anyway – I’m no longer single, but I’ve looked at a lot of these in my time and hope to never again) when she looks at online personal ads … Continue reading

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Four Four and Nineteen Years Ago

April 4, 2011 On this day, back in 1992, on a Saturday, I got married.  Today would have been my 19th anniversary.  May 5th of this year will mark the 6th year since my divorce became final.  These past few … Continue reading

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In the Event of a Zombie Apocalypse …

October 12, 2010 I have randomly weird, worrisome thoughts about how I would manage in the event of such life-altering things as a zombie apocalypse, being kidnapped and held by terrorists for several years, or ending up in some Turkish … Continue reading

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