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Favorite Thing: “3×5”

Ever since my friend posted a photo of a sunrise on her blog, I’ve had a John Mayer song stuck in my head. The song, from Mayer’s first studio album, Room for Squares, is called “3×5.” Ironically, the lyrics are … Continue reading

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Labor of Love

My husband likes 60 Minutes, and sometimes I watch it with him. I wouldn’t necessarily consider the broadcasts memorable, but I remember Andy Rooney once saying something like this: “The good [columns] take an hour [to write]. The bad ones … Continue reading

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Yummy, Happy

Poirot speaking to Ariadne Oliver in Third Girl: One day you rang me up. I was in distress. Yes, I admit it, I was in distress. Something extremely painful had been said to me. You, madame were kindness itself. You … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas Thought

My Christmas Eve and Christmas were very good this year. I did not once think of killing anyone, but I guess some people aren’t so lucky. Said Poirot, The result of pretending to be a more amiable, a more forgiving, … Continue reading

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Christmas Is on the Way!

I’m getting ready for Christmas with this holiday Poirot quote. You have said that Christmas is a season of good cheer. That means, does it not, a lot of eating and drinking? It means, in fact, the overeating! And with … Continue reading

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True to Form

I think Poirot was probably right when he said, There are not so many round pegs in square holes as one might think. Most people, in spite of what they tell you, choose the occupations that they secretly desire. You … Continue reading

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Hmph

“It is true that America is the country of progress,” agreed Poirot. There is much that I admire about Americans. Only—I am perhaps old-fashioned—but me, I find the American woman less charming than my own country-women. The French or Belgian … Continue reading

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Mixed-Up Memories

“But you know, my dear,” said Poirot gently, “people are never like what you remember them. You make them, as the years go by, more and more the way you wish them to be, and as you think you remember … Continue reading

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Sad but True

For your Weekly Poirot enjoyment, another conversation between Hastings and Poirot. “Is it really necessary to tell such elaborate lies, Poirot?” I asked as we walked away. Poirot shrugged his shoulders. “If one is going to tell a lie at … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day

All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett

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