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  • My blogging has been lighter than usual because a couple of weeks ago, I saw my doctor and she told me that my right shoulder is so much lower than […]

    Tyger, tyger, burning bright

    My blogging has been lighter than usual because a couple of weeks ago, I saw my doctor and she told me that my right shoulder is so much lower than […]

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  • I wish I could say that I came into this year, this decade, with rosy optimism and a warm blanket. I tried. I did yoga. I took a hot shower […]

    New

    I wish I could say that I came into this year, this decade, with rosy optimism and a warm blanket. I tried. I did yoga. I took a hot shower […]

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  • Have you read the Declaration of Independence since you were in school? Do it now. Preferably out loud. With friends. It’s fun. I speak from experience. Read The Constitution or […]

    Be the fireworks

    Have you read the Declaration of Independence since you were in school? Do it now. Preferably out loud. With friends. It’s fun. I speak from experience. Read The Constitution or […]

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  • About seven or eight years springtimes ago, at a past house, I decided to plant my first garden. I had few domestic skills in my 20s and I did little […]

    Blue flowers

    About seven or eight years springtimes ago, at a past house, I decided to plant my first garden. I had few domestic skills in my 20s and I did little […]

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  • I’ve been kind of surprised by the number of anti-Santa parents I’ve met of late. Or those who will only tell the tale pragmatically, as in, “Santa lived once and […]

    Santa fraud

    I’ve been kind of surprised by the number of anti-Santa parents I’ve met of late. Or those who will only tell the tale pragmatically, as in, “Santa lived once and […]

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  • There are a number of things I would like to change, resolve to do or achieve in the coming year. I’m just grateful to have the constant reminder that our […]

    Resolutions

    There are a number of things I would like to change, resolve to do or achieve in the coming year. I’m just grateful to have the constant reminder that our […]

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  • When I was nine years old, my parents separated and my mother, brother and I moved from the east coast to Ohio. After living with cousins for one endless summer, […]

    Why Santa is real to me

    When I was nine years old, my parents separated and my mother, brother and I moved from the east coast to Ohio. After living with cousins for one endless summer, […]

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  • This quote came up on the e-discussion group for my local Buddhist temple today: “In every relationship, between you and the other person there are actually six people involved: 1. […]

    The relationship funhouse effect

    This quote came up on the e-discussion group for my local Buddhist temple today: “In every relationship, between you and the other person there are actually six people involved: 1. […]

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  • I kept breaking needles, and I may go get some fusing tape to secure it, but here is the cape for the Universe costume. Declan picked the fabric, which I […]

    Halloween costume, phase two

    I kept breaking needles, and I may go get some fusing tape to secure it, but here is the cape for the Universe costume. Declan picked the fabric, which I […]

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  • We had the idea that Declan could be the Milky Way, Andromeda or the Sombrero Galaxy for Halloween. I bought glittery fabric paint, a black shirt and a bunch of […]

    Halloween costume, phase one

    We had the idea that Declan could be the Milky Way, Andromeda or the Sombrero Galaxy for Halloween. I bought glittery fabric paint, a black shirt and a bunch of […]

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