Monthly Archives: October 2018

So Relieved

This morning, on the Facebook page that’s just for parents in my town, someone posted an opinion piece from the local newspaper. The piece was written by a local mother whose opinion is that the children of “H1-B1” workers from … Continue reading

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Learning Isn’t Always Pleasant

I haven’t had much time for perusing The New York Times lately. That’s too bad, because there are so many things to learn from it. Not only are the articles interesting, but it often offers up words that I’ve never … Continue reading

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Poor Hummingbirds

During the summer my husband filled our hummingbird feeder and set it up outside our dining room window so that we could conveniently watch the hummingbirds feed. One day he brought the feeder inside for cleaning and refilling but did … Continue reading

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Those Lights Will Cost You

Our kids have a bad habit of leaving the lights on when they leave a room. Reprimanding them was having no effect, so earlier this year we started charging them 25 cents every time we discovered that they’d left a … Continue reading

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Still Missing You

Dear Mojo, I have been thinking about you, and about writing this letter, for a long time. One thing that had been holding me up was that I didn’t know how to characterize our relationship. You were not my “fur … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Christmas

A few Christmas ornaments have lingered around the house since last December. I put the last of them away today. At least I hope that was the last of them. It’s already October. If it were any later in the … Continue reading

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Making Progress

I’m almost done with the 2017 photo album that I postponed earlier this year. I’ve been working on it a little bit every day lately. I think I’ll be able to finish it by the end of the week. Whew!

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Frickin’ Ticks!

I’m a little paranoid about ticks sometimes, but apparently not often enough to prevent myself from getting bitten. Yes, it has finally happened. Without any doubt, I have been bitten by at least one tick in my life. That’s him … Continue reading

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Crafty in a Pinch

I tend to overpay for Halloween costumes, because I do so much of my shopping online. I’m willing to pay for that convenience. Still, even I have limits. Livia and I needed antennae for our costumes, and all the antennae … Continue reading

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How I Met My Book

I’ve read a lot of books about used bookstores lately. One of those books (The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell) was particularly critical of Amazon, and rightfully so. The more I understand about market forces and the inequitable … Continue reading

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