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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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Thursday

I had the worst sleep last night. Late to bed, fractured with dreams. At 5:30 Mr. Spit’s alarm went off. I woke up, he didn’t. Things have not noticeably improved from there. This is a day when I shall close … Continue reading

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A Year In Words

Charles Dickens, in his novel A Tale of Two Cities, starts with a now famous quote: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” 2014 was that kind of year. January Sadness In late January it … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

I finally finished my second christmas knitting project for the handsome Aussie. I am sending him a slightly longer than 6 feet, wool scarf. To a guy who is in the middle of summer. I don’t think I planned this … Continue reading

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