Monthly Archives: January 2019

Reaction to Poetry

Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith Grade: none I added Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith to my list of books read in 2019, but it felt almost dishonest to do so. Yes, I did read the entire … Continue reading

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Obsessed With Reading

I go a little overboard on the books sometimes, and it must be an inheritable (or contagious) condition, because Livia has it, too. She picked out dozens of books at the library last night. There was a family leaving the … Continue reading

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Unusual Words

Because one of my favorite books of all time, The Last Legends of Earth by A.A. Attanasio, has such weird words in it, here is an Unusual Words post for you today. tractate: treaty; essay; any book of the Talmud … Continue reading

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Danger

Deja vu’s coming after you.

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Time and the Art of Not Procrastinating

I’ve been working on one of my 30 Must-Read Books, Time and the Art of Living by Robert Grudin. It’s a book on the subject of Time, and it’s a difficult read, as you might expect from a philosophy book … Continue reading

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Thankful, Happy, Disappointed, Surprised, & Nostalgic

Today I am feeling . . . Thankful that my work computer is now up-to-date and virus-free. Yesterday the antivirus was malfunctioning so badly that I turned the computer off rather risk a virus running amok on it. Happy to … Continue reading

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Snappy Saying

“No cuts, no buts, no coconuts.” Livia says that this is what you tell a kid who tries to cut into line. Good to know.

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Happy and Warm

The outdoor weather station says it’s 0.0 degrees outside. The driveway is a sheet of ice, and my car is frozen shut. Unless there’s an emergency, we’re not going anywhere today. But we’ve got books, Netflix, a jigsaw puzzle, and … Continue reading

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Last Nerve

I didn’t know that I had a “last nerve” until I had children and they started dancing on it.

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Grocery Blues

At the grocery story, plenty of bread and milk, but limited avocado and lime selection, no cilantro, no ground beef, no bone-in chicken thighs, no pork roasts, and not a cart to be had. I think that I will never … Continue reading

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