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The Cats Make Me Crazy

Living in an unfinished house, we’ve had to make some arrangements that aren’t ideal. For example, we currently have our three cats locked up in one room. Believe me, I’ve strained my brain to come up with a better solution, … Continue reading

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Vacation Day 1

For our family vacation this year, we managed to talk my mom into renting a cottage on Keuka Lake (one of the Finger Lakes in New York state) instead of the usual Chesapeake Bay locale. Not that Maryland isn’t nice, … Continue reading

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Wilted Woods

The woods were dark and lonely yesterday evening. The clouds had prematurely aged the day, and the looming threat of rain kept all but the serious joggers at home. It was so quiet that I heard every rustle as various … Continue reading

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I’m a Fan

I know this will sound a little strange given my usual reading choices, but I’m a fan of Stephen King. He writes in a way that’s so easy to read, it’s as if he’s communicating telepathically. I love that. I … Continue reading

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Old Stuff

I’m supposed to be doing other things right now, but I’m so tired as to be nearly useless. I needed an easy task, so I decided to go through some old stuff. Most of it is of the “Why the … Continue reading

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Mystery Thing #2

I heard a strange sound in the woods today. I was a sound I recognized, but one I hadn’t heard since the so-called gypsy moth infestation of about 20 years ago. It was the sound of caterpillar poops raining down … Continue reading

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Why Now?

One day, a couple of years ago, I was waiting in line at a Stop & Shop, absentmindedly looking out the window when I noticed a prismatic blob in my field of vision. I thought I must have caught a … Continue reading

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A Book’s Last Chance

I own a book called The Magus by John Fowles. It came into my hands in an unusual way. The library was giving away a sad-looking collection of books that hadn’t sold at the last book sale. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Just Do Something!

One day, years ago, I realized that I wasn’t pursuing any of the many ideas I had. I remember saying, “If I did half of what I thought about doing, I’d be twice as successful in life.” It sounded wise, … Continue reading

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A Year of Reading

A love of reading doesn’t necessarily translate into a talent for picking literature apart and I sometimes wonder how I survived three years as an English major. I was reasonably good at it (they gave me a degree, anyway), but … Continue reading

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