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Raw Deal

Second favorite quote from The Fireman by Joe Hill. There’s something horribly unfair about dying in the middle of a good story, before you have a chance to see how it all comes out. Of course, I suppose everyone always … Continue reading

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Angry

I am so angry at the world right now. I want to scream my fury, but it wouldn’t do any good. So I write my fury instead. My novel is my therapy: 40,000 words and counting.

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Kid Power

One benefit of writing every day is the miscellaneous moments that get recorded that way. From last May’s writing: The kids are doing tongue twisters and jokes. . . . They want me to do them, too, and I did: … Continue reading

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Unabashedly Curious

According to The Washington Post on Twitter today, “Nearly half of white Republicans say it bothers them to hear people speaking foreign languages.” How strange. I’m the opposite way. I love foreign languages. When I’m out and about, I’m usually … Continue reading

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Step 1

While we were furniture shopping last week, we also bought a bunk bed for Marshall. We ought to have gotten him one long ago, when he was younger, but at least he is not yet too old to enjoy such … Continue reading

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Furniture

My husband and I went furniture shopping yesterday. We weren’t necessarily planning to buy anything. We just thought we’d just check out what was available. The experience turned out to be sort of depressing, though. None of the couches was … Continue reading

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Change

Change is coming. I can feel it in the air. Change to big things. Change to small things. I wish I felt that it would all be good.

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How Dare She!

What’s really annoying is when a scientist takes the plot for your novel and tries to turn it into real life. (BTW, I’m not suggesting for a moment that she “stole” my idea. I’m just unhappy that it’s taking me … Continue reading

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Excommunicated

My husband visited his parents today, and my mother-in-law sent some chourico home with him. I reheated the chourico and ate it on a hot dog bun with some ketchup. Yes, ketchup. I’m pretty sure that’s enough to get me … Continue reading

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Listening

It’s a beautiful night for listening to the peepers.

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