Monthly Archives: January 2011

Lists of Lists and the Master Procrastinator

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Sweetie was bugging me today. Not that that’s unusual. It seems to amuse him. To be honest, it generally amuses me too. But I don’t tell him that. We had headed out to do some errands. One of them was … Continue reading

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Real – and Ethereal

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“What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. “Does it mean having things buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?” Except from … Continue reading

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On Being Skeptical of Cynicism

Sweetie and I made a conscious decision last evening to turn off the TV, listen to music and share some wine and conversation. To connect. Sort of like date night but at home. We’re trying to do this more often. … Continue reading

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What I have in common with the Babylonians

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The calendar causes me stress. It’s the start of a new year. A time when we make resolutions. We say (or at least I do), “This year will be different!” Lose weight, get fit. Better balance between work and life. … Continue reading

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Noisemaker, noisemaker

Noisemaker, noisemaker, you have no complaint. You are what  you are and you ain’t what you ain’t.  –Dear Abby, by John Prine It’s my own fault, I know. I have only myself to blame. For Christmas I found some very nice … Continue reading

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A tart folo

So I made the stupid marzipan tarts at Christmas. There was too much whining going on when I said I was planning to drop them. But I cheated. These tarts, as you may recall, are finicky time-consuming but really tasty … Continue reading

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Be it resolved…

The holidays have been good to me. I’ve had my family at home, spent time with friends and once the madness leading up to Christmas was past, had a chance for some much-needed rest and relaxation. I’m lucky. Despite some … Continue reading

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