Monthly Archives: November 2018

Big Hair

I don’t like getting my hair cut, so I tend to put it off. My tresses had gotten very long and unruly, though, so I finally went to the salon this week. When I got home, my husband said, “Thank … Continue reading

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After Thanksgiving

On this day after Thanksgiving, I am thankful for having survived the holiday. We spent the day with my in-laws and managed to get through the whole thing with no political beefs. I also finally managed to get my parents … Continue reading

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Dream of Green and Turtles

I met author John Green in a dream last night. He wanted to thank me for tipping him off to that “turtles all the way down” thing. That was quite nice of him, and he was every bit as personable … Continue reading

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Greatness

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller Grade: A Helen Keller’s The Story of My Life was my 16th book of the year and much to be admired for both its content and its brevity. Keller’s authorial voice was … Continue reading

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I Can Do This

I already feel the panic creeping in. Christmas is coming, and I just know I won’t be ready for it. I have so many things to do before the holiday. I’d hardly have enough time if I were on the … Continue reading

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About This Day

I found out that I had Google Chrome on my computer, so I removed it. I’m pretty sure I’ve done done this before. How many times is this unwanted program going to sneak its way onto my computer? I went … Continue reading

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Metaphorically Speaking

I Is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes the Way We See the World by James Geary Grade: A- I got off to a rocky start with this book. I think of metaphor as a … Continue reading

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Reading in November

Currently reading: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl: a Gothic fantasy set in the American South. I decided to read this book after watching (and enjoying) the movie that was based on it. The Know-It-All by A.J. Jacobs: … Continue reading

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We’re All Adults

When it comes to my kids’ teachers, I always want to call them Ms. So-And-So, just as my kids do. However, I make a point of using their first names. I’m an adult, and that’s how adults address one another. … Continue reading

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I Will Survive

Thoughts from this morning: The election turned out almost exactly as I thought it would. We won the majority in the House, and we elected a diverse crew of new people to office in many places. But it was not … Continue reading

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