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SITY: Today’s Turtle

I was sitting outside, absorbing a little sun, when suddenly a turtle stepped out onto the driveway. In all the years we’ve lived here, I have never seen a turtle on our property before. I called the rest of the … Continue reading

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Day 161: No Camp

I never got around to creating a camp schedule for the kids. This should come as no surprise to people who have a stronger grasp of reality than I do. I tried, but I eventually realized that my enthusiasm for … Continue reading

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Sunset Rainbow

Last night we went out for Sunset Walk and discovered a rainbow. On one side of the sky was the sunset. On the other, a rainbow among pink clouds. I wanted to take a picture of the rainbow, but I … Continue reading

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Storm Update

The power’s out, but the generator’s running. A few more hours to go, and then the storm will be past. It’s relatively calm outside now. I hope it lasts.

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I haven’t checked the thermometer for the exact temperature outside, but by my estimation it is approximately one billion degrees out there.

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We Agree

My husband told me he’d seen a bird that looked “like a svelte robin with an orange belly.” I told him it was probably an oriole, based purely on the “orange” part of his description. I have seen orioles here … Continue reading

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Big Thoughts

I’ve been thinking a lot of deep thoughts lately. Democracy and fascism. White privilege and Black Lives Matter. Pandemics and the state of the American educational system. Among other things. Those are all important, but they are things over which … Continue reading

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Day 112: Heard on TV

Heard on TV last night: “A mask is not a big ask.” The rhyme is good, though it doesn’t roll off the tongue as well as you’d think it would. I definitely like it better than “Mask it or casket” … Continue reading

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Day 104: “Time at the Top”

I recently finished reading Time at the Top by Edward Ormondroyd. This semi-classic children’s book is about a girl whose 1960s apartment building elevator magically transports her through time to the 1880s. The story has a clunky structure that initially … Continue reading

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Day 98: Exhausted

I was exhausted today. I couldn’t even finish my walk. I don’t know why. I hope I feel better tomorrow.

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