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My stress level is very high today. I looked through my recent photographs to see if any of them made me feel better. Here’s one that did.

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Confessions of a Liberal

Dear Conservative In-Laws, I just want to state for the record that college did make me liberal, but not for the reasons you may have been told. College didn’t brainwash me. It opened my eyes. I learned a lot about … Continue reading

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Good Point

Yesterday I picked Marshall up from his final computer boot camp class. I gave him the option of going to day camp for the rest of the day or coming home with me. He wanted to stay with me, but … Continue reading

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Surface Thoughts

I’m supposed to sit myself down every morning and write about whatever is on my mind, be it family or work or politics. The purpose of the writing is to clear out the surface thoughts and prepare the mind to … Continue reading

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SITY: A Bit of Local Color

It’s true that our summer New England wildlife isn’t as colorful as what they have in some places, such as the tropics. Still, we’ve got a lot of color here. You just have to look a little closer to find … Continue reading

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I Heart Palindromes (and My Car)

An interesting number came up on my odometer this week: Palindromes are awesome. And given all the trouble I’ve had with my car lately, and how close I came to replacing it, I’m happy to see it reach this high … Continue reading

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My Life This Week

1. My dishwasher has been out of commission for several days. The stack of unwashed dishes keeps growing, and I’m going a little crazy. It’s not that we can’t hand-wash our dishes (obviously I’ve had to wash some of them), … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons to Finish My Novel (Even Though I Hate Writing)

1. Fame: Fame is a big reason why some people want to write a novel. Not me. I think fame sounds unpleasant. However, I wouldn’t mind being just successful enough to have a chance at meeting some authors who are … Continue reading

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The Four “R’s” of Writing

Sometimes when I’m free-writing in my journals, I start to see relationships between words that I never noticed before. One day I found that you can put the homophones right/write/rite/write together to make a little piece of advice: It’s right … Continue reading

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A Question

What do you do with a journal once you’ve filled all the pages? People have different ideas about this. Some say that you curate it. Others say that you shred the whole thing. Some people keep their journals forever. If … Continue reading

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