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Palindrome Days

Last night, as I was writing in my journal, I realized something special about the date (8/17/18). It’s a palindrome (81718). My next thought was that palindromic dates must occur all the time, so no big deal. But, after thinking … Continue reading

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Not the Same

Today I am reminded about how we cannot judge other people’s situations and experiences by our own. Yesterday morning I slathered the kids with sunscreen, as usual, and sent them on their merry way to day camp. The weather was … Continue reading

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Bad Keyboards

I use two laptop computers. I have my personal laptop (on which I do all my online shopping, writing, and social media), and my work laptop (on which I do work only). I know some people think I’m crazy for … Continue reading

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Eggsaggerated Fears

Right around the time that our wild black raspberry bush stopped fruiting, the blackberries started to ripen. At first, it was just a few berries per day, then a few more. So, for the last few weeks, I’ve been eating … Continue reading

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I Just Shouldn’t

I shouldn’t read the news. I also shouldn’t listen to anyone who wants to tell me about the news. My husband just told me the other day that the emerald ash borer has been spotted in Rhode Island. Great. Next … Continue reading

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Day Off 2

Like yesterday, today was a day off for me. Unlike yesterday, I felt no compulsion to use my time wisely. I woke up late, lobbed around, wallowed in the sludge of the Internet for a while. The only thing I … Continue reading

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Day Off

There’s nothing like a day off from work when you’re resolved not to waste time. I’ve already . . . Done the dishes. Done laundry. Taken a walk along the side of the road to check out the huge mass … Continue reading

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How Do You Rate a Day?

How should I rate this day? Good because a hummingbird came to feast on our hostas, or bad because the last piece of deodorant jumped out of its container and broke all over the floor? Good because I had a … Continue reading

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Mistakes

Part of the reason I went to the office this week was to attend an editorial meeting. Accuracy is one of the things that we discussed in the meeting. Of course we know that we’re supposed to get our facts … Continue reading

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You Should Be Writing!

David Sedaris, on writing: I had to have a root canal recently. And it took place over three continents. I was on a plane going from one continent to another, going from Australia to Japan and then going to the … Continue reading

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