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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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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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Now We’re Cooking

How to cook delicious soup in three easy steps: Find a slow cooker recipe for delicious soup. Buy all of the ingredients. Hand recipe and ingredients to husband and say, “Here. Make this delicious soup.” I first tried this method … Continue reading

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Bedbugs Aren’t so Bad after All

One day last week the school’s secretary called me up at about 10:30 a.m. to ask why my son was absent. “No,” I said, instantly terrified. “He went to school!” The secretary immediately put me on hold and started looking … Continue reading

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Sad News Today

I just got word that the father of my closest childhood friend died earlier this week. He was a good man and a good father. I’m crushed by the news. I can’t even begin to imagine how his very large, … Continue reading

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My Vacation: Part II

Our vacation was officially ruined. It’s not just that being eaten by bedbugs is unpleasant. It is, and we got little sleep as a result. The biggest problem is that bedbugs love to travel, and you don’t want to spread … Continue reading

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Coyote Days

Our days have been randomly punctuated by the eerie yip-yips and howls of coyotes. It sounds like a whole kennel of puppies have taken up residence directly behind our house. If I open the door and step outside, they stop … Continue reading

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It’s Berry True

Berries ripen with maddening slowness!

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I Ain’t Superstitious

I don’t really think that a terrible fate will ensue if I say something jinxy. Still, if I say something jinxy, I will try to find some wood to knock on. If I find it, I’ll knock on it and … Continue reading

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