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On the Night of my 40th Birthday

On the day of my 40th birthday, I got up and drank my coffee, opened my birthday cards. I wore a new dress and red lipstick and a beautiful pair of black heels. (I also forgot to pack a pair … Continue reading

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One Hundred Thousand Words

I did some summing up yesterday. To get my MBA I have written about 100,000 words. I’m reasonably adept at this whole “using my words” thing. I’m not bad at the summing thing either. Which is why it is such … Continue reading

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Small Things

They let the MBA students play with lego yesterday. One of our assignments was to envision our lives post MBA and construct something to represent that. So, that’s me. And no, I’m not working as a cashier at a yarn … Continue reading

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The dark and the cold and the wind

November, after the time change, is hard for me. I come home in the dark, it’s cold, windy, snowy. 10 years later, I know this. The early part of December? It’s filled with loss. For the first 10 days, I … Continue reading

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Dear Guy on the Train

Yes, Yes. I know, you were frustrated at the delays, the crowds, the broken speakers which made it hard for us to hear what the driver was saying. I heard you. Everyone heard you. Here’s the thing. You are warm, … Continue reading

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Still Hanging Mary

I wrote about the friend-ish and how he says I am driven and determined and how he doesn’t get it. If I’m honest, he’s scared of me. I suspect. I can’t quite understand why anyone would be scared of me. … Continue reading

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Topic Sentences

Academic writing is boring to write and soul sucking to read. Instructors label a concise paragraph “good writing”, readers find these paragraphs terse and unapproachable. Sentences are staccato and offer limited opportunities for readers to pause or be engaged. Readers … Continue reading

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That’s A Bit

Mr. Spit is home for the week and he’s done a bit of clean up in the basement. Including clearing out paint cans. It may just be that we have done a bit of painting in the 11 years we … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

I’m doing sort of ok on most of my resolutions. I mostly make lunch and I mostly put my clothes out the night before. I am not so awesome at blogging. I’m sorry. It has nothing to do with anything, … Continue reading

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Hey There

I would like to say that I have an explanation for why I didn’t blog all week. I’d like to say that I was very busy. Something. Mostly it’s this – I started a medication to quit smoking and it … Continue reading

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