Category Archives: Crazy Me

Mandi Zandi

Mandi Zandi’s handy candy dropped in the desert, and now it’s sandy. Sandy candy’s not so dandy. I feel bad for Mandi Zandi. Livia and I wrote this rhyme together, for no other reason than it seemed like a fun … Continue reading

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High Hopes

As I’ve mentioned before, I occasionally invent new types of puzzles. There are a lot of high points to creative work, and puzzle invention is no exception. First, you get the joyful blaze of an idea, followed by the “a-ha … Continue reading

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No Need to Rush

Are you wondering if your life’s mission is complete? If you’re still alive, the answer is no. When I first encountered the preceding quote, it struck me as comforting. How nice it would be to believe that I had a … Continue reading

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Everything Multiplies

Everything multiplies. Not necessarily literally, of course, and not without exceptions, but as a general principle, everything you allow or invite into your life is likely to increase and spread. Tendencies grow stronger. Habits extend themselves into unexpected places. Things … Continue reading

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Three Things About Me

I hate cold so much that after brushing my teeth I rinse with warm water instead of cold. I seem to have inherited the strange belief that problems can be immediately and completely fixed by buying things. So I often … Continue reading

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Almost Ready for School

After several online shopping sessions plus a marathon hottest-day-ever shopping trip yesterday in a car with no air conditioning (ugh!), I am mostly done with back-to-school shopping. Today I purchased some KN95 masks. I wish I had thought to order … Continue reading

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Our Vacation

We brought some of our family games with us. My father even played a few rounds of Stinker and Five Crowns with us, which was awesome, because normally he’s not a big one for games, particularly not in the evening … Continue reading

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Back Home

Last week we finally visited my parents. We went up on Tuesday and returned on Saturday. It was a short visit, mostly because we didn’t want to leave our pet rats by themselves for longer without knowing how they’d fare. … Continue reading

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Because What If?

Marshall got his first dose of Coronavirus vaccine a few days after he became eligible and he got his his second dose in due course. We had, I think, always assumed that we would vaccinate him, but we still gave … Continue reading

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Monday Ramblings

I cleaned my office on Saturday. I dusted and vacuumed. I organized the stuff on the desk and in the drawers. I took out a whole bag of trash, two boxes of old magazines to be disposed of in various … Continue reading

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