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There Are Lines, and There Are Lines

Quote of the day: I hope it starts pouring. I don’t want to get soaked. I just want everyone to stay away! —Spoken by the cart-return guy at the local grocery store Thanks to Stop & Shop’s labor strike, our … Continue reading

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Success!

I took this week off from work. Inspired by my success in the limerick contest, I wanted to try writing full-time. I thought if I could just repeat the focus I’d found for the limericks, I’d be able to accomplish … Continue reading

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The Reveal

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Jingle and Jangle

Downstairs Livia is singing and playing “Do Re Me” on the piano. Marshall is strumming chords and playing miscellaneous notes on the guitar. All that jingle and jangle, separate, dissonant, rises up the stairs to my office, where I listen, … Continue reading

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Weekend Rhymes

On Saturday my husband reminded me that there was a limerick contest that I had wanted to enter. The deadline was Sunday. So, as crazy as it may sound, I spent much of my weekend writing limericks. Busy as I … Continue reading

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SITY: Spring is Here

There’s still snow on the ground, but only in patches now, in the places where the plow had piled it high, and in the shadowy areas where the warmth of the March sunlight hasn’t reached yet. There’s a chance of … Continue reading

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Banana Blues

There are few things as disgusting as an under-ripe banana. It’s technically edible, so it won’t kill you. The combination of icky taste and texture just might make you with you were dead.

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Limited Progress on List

I have a long to-do list for the weekend. I didn’t get much of it done today. Mostly I cleaned the kids’ room, which wasn’t on the list, but it needed to be done. I also did laundry and dishes, … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions

My children have unexpectedly been offered the chance to take music lessons for a reasonable price. Though reasonable, it’s far from cheap. So I keep thinking to myself, “Do I really want to leave my children’s musical education in a … Continue reading

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Trying to Save a Few Bucks

I cancelled my New York Times newspaper delivery. I had fallen behind on doing the crossword, and I was bad (really bad!) about tipping the delivery people. Plus, it was taking up a lot of time every week to go … Continue reading

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