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I hate when I end a spoken sentence with “so.” But I keep doing it anyway, so…

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Cleaning My Desk

I sometimes tape interesting quotes onto surfaces in my workspace, but eventually they start to yellow and need to be taken down. Today I am removing three. I would like to remember them, though, so here they are. People want … Continue reading

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I Will Try

When I was out shopping the other day, a woman bumped into me, or I bumped into her. We both apologized and smiled at one another. It was a friendly interaction. Afterward, though, I couldn’t help but wonder if she … Continue reading

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If God didn’t intend us to subsist entirely on potato chips, why did He/She/It/They create them to be so tasty?

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Long Week

This week has not been a good week. It has, from the get-go, seemed long and difficult, so much so that by Tuesday I thought that it ought to be Friday, and today feels like a Monday.

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A Promise Is a Promise

In a recent post I said that if any of my bee pictures came out good, I’d share it. A promise is a promise. So here’s my favorite one.

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Dark Thoughts

On dark days, I think that humankind has done so much damage to this planet that we’re all going to die. On darker days, I think maybe that’s for the best. I haven’t really processed the latest mass shootings, or … Continue reading

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No Work Today

I knew when I woke up this morning that I wasn’t going to work today. I just don’t feel like it. I stayed up too late last night, so I am tired, and I am angry at the state of … Continue reading

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Random Summer Thoughts

I am eating cantaloupe. It’s not my favorite fruit by any stretch of the imagination, but it does remind me that one of my favorite things about the summer is the wonderful variety of fruit that’s available. Last night at … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions

Decisions are hard, and I hate making them. The more options there are, the harder the decisions are. But, all things considered, I’d rather make decisions for myself than let someone else choose for me, and I’d rather have too … Continue reading

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