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Strong Perfume

I have finally figured out why deodorants are so strongly perfumed. It’s for those days when you’re in a hurry, and you’re just about to run out of the house, and you wonder if you remembered to put on your … Continue reading

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SITY: High-Flying Spider

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SITY: Halloween Decorations

I haven’t put up any Halloween decorations. I usually don’t, because we don’t get trick-or-treaters here, and I spend enough on costumes as it is. But out in the yard, the plants and animals have started creating their own holiday … Continue reading

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SITY: The Bugs Are Watching

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SITY: What’s Beautiful Today?

I spent some time outside this morning taking pictures. I found quite a few beautiful things, including this cicada skin. According to Wikipedia, the term for this is “exuviae,” meaning “things stripped from a body.” I’ve seen a lot of … Continue reading

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Sad, Sad, Sad, Sad, Sad

Aside from the word “the” (a perennial classic), the word I seem to be using most often lately is “sad.”

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Sad Truth

She who shirks her work and plays Must work harder other days.

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People Change

Barrel Fever by David Sedaris Grade: B- David Sedaris and I probably don’t have that much in common. He’s a guy from the South, and I’m a gal from the North. He’s a good 16 years my senior, having been … Continue reading

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Triste

I have had this song stuck in my head for days. It is an art song by Claude Debussy, called “Beau Soir,” the lyrics of which come from a poem by Paul Bourget. Lorsque au soleil couchant les rivières sont … Continue reading

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For the Love of Language

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri Grade: B+ Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London, but moved with her parents to America when she was just two years old. Her parents spoke Bengali at home, and she learned that language to … Continue reading

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