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2019 in Review

Come January, I usually try to sum up the previous year in blogging. One of the easiest ways is to link to a favorite or meaningful post from each month. That’s the approach I’m taking this year, and here it … Continue reading

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Starting With My Room

Have you heard the old joke about the idealistic teenager who tells his mother that he wants to clean up the world and she replies, “Good! You can start with your room!”? I’ve heard countless variations on the joke over … Continue reading

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Fish in the Sea

Sometimes I see, hear, or read things that cause a strange sensation in my brain. It’s like an itch, or a prickle, a premonition, a flutter. I often think of it as a “nibble,” like a fish rising to take … Continue reading

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Stress Is for Rookies

I am trying to remember today that most of my holiday stress is self-imposed. I have a lot to do, and it’s probably more than I can realistically accomplish. So I am dividing my to-do list into three parts: Must … Continue reading

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A Poor Start

Last night I looked out upon the world and decided that the weather wasn’t bad enough for a school cancellation in the morning, so I went to sleep expecting to wake up at the usual time. I did not bring … Continue reading

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Do It Flamboyantly

To change one’s life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions. William James This quote came from one of my quote books. I had flagged the quote with a sticky note, then left the book on my desk as a … Continue reading

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That’s That

Now that my bedroom is fully furnished, it’s become my little den of peace. I am adamant about keeping it that way. In the morning I open up the shades and the drapes to let the sunshine in. At night … Continue reading

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Two Universes

I’m living in two universes simultaneously: one in which Christmas is not allowed to exist until after Thanksgiving so don’t you dare talk holiday to me already, and one in which I’ve already started Christmas shopping and have been watching … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Seedy Season: Part I

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Totally Ineffective

I’m good at giving up addictions, and I’ve given up many of them over the years, but it would be more effective if I didn’t keep replacing them with new ones.

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