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My Lucky Stars

February 25, 2011

It is about nine thirty at night, very dark and zero degrees outside. The dog has cajoled me into coming outside to play his game, which is kind of a one-sided Pickle in the Middle–where he runs around with his ratty stuffed gorilla in his teeth and we both pretend that I am chasing him [...]

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The Afterward Project

February 23, 2011

Here we have the beginnings of a new project of mine. The first iteration of the Afterward Project is currently shipping to a conscripted beta tester; I can’t reveal too much about it until her test begins. However, I can tell you that the core of the Project begins with these tags that I am [...]

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L’hiver est arrivé

November 10, 2010
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Why Would I Make Up Anything?

September 18, 2010

Sometimes people don’t believe what I say. I don’t know why people don’t believe me always; it’s not like I’m a poker player or running for political office, but sometimes I’ll say something and folks are all, “Nah. That’s not true.” For instance, when I listed “octopus wrestling” as a sport during a game of [...]

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Ouch

September 5, 2010

“Nondisplaced distal radius fracture.” I never knew what that meant. Now I can tell you. It means one-handed typing asking someone to open the peanut butter jar for me difficulty folding laundry trouble putting my hair up making multiple trips to carry a few things setting things down to open a door It also means [...]

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Family Traditions

August 22, 2010

This one is for my sister. The Dreaded Candlestick is moving back to your neighborhood. Hahahahahahahahahaha.

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Burn up go boom

July 5, 2010

Every Fourth of July I want to save the carcasses and do something with them. This year these masses of cardboard cylinders were soooo tempting, but once again they’ve been hauled off to some land fill. Perhaps I ought to think a little harder between now and 2011 so that I can have some worthwhile [...]

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The Places I Can Go When I Don’t Know Any Better

May 17, 2010

I just had an amazing dream. I was invited to be in a high-wire bicycle act. The performer who was training me was adament that I would do just fine–but there was no training per se, just putting me on the bicycle and setting me off onto the wire. At first, and oddly, I was [...]

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what now? #3

July 6, 2008

Finally, using my talents for good! One entire week into “retirement” and now scrambling to get ready for The Inevitable Event next Saturday. This is the party we decided to host annually after we had such a great time at our wedding last year. Drop me a comment with your email address if you didn’t [...]

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true love is chocolate

February 7, 2008

Sometimes it’s easy to say I Love You — in this case, my beau is partial to Reese’s peanut butter cups, and something about the special Valentine’s rendition is even more appealing to him than the usuals. So, I’ve squirreled away a few to stuff in his jacket pockets now and then (shhh. Don’t tell [...]

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