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Reading List

Currently reading: Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan (great so far) The Blue Salt Road by Joanne M. Harris (mostly good so far) The Waking Land by Callie Bates (not very good so far)

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‘Tis the Seedy Season: Part II

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All That Matters

Today was a big day in U.S. history, because it was the first day of public hearings in the impeachment of Donald Trump. I had to work today, but I was able to listen to parts of the broadcast because … Continue reading

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Continuing the Catalog: Part 4

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This November 12

Today I had parent-teacher conferences with my kids’ teachers. The teachers were all nice. The kids are both doing well in school. That makes me happy. I had some blood work done recently. The test results came in the mail … Continue reading

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Mystery & Nostalgia

Lately I find myself nostalgic for Agatha Christie novels and particularly for Hercule Poirot. I’ve read all of Christie’s Miss Marple books. Maybe it’s time to finally finish off all the Poirots? In any event, for nostalgia’s sake, here’s a … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Twitter

Today I wrote a list of things that I hate about Twitter and then deleted it. There was no need to bore you with it, especially not when the gist was so simple. What it boiled down to was that … Continue reading

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A Series of Series

Dear Livia, You are in third grade now. You like your teacher, and you are doing well in all of your subjects. In the past, it has always been math in which you most noticeable excelled. This year you seem … Continue reading

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Such Disappointment

I recently read the opening chapter of a science fiction novel in high spirits. It was all about a crazy fictional author, and I couldn’t wait to read about his wild adventures. Only I realized by the end of the … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Seedy Season: Part I

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