Category Archives: Writing

Disappointing Maya Angelou

This is one of my all-time favorite quotes. It’s a unique blend of understanding, forgiveness, and responsibility. Most days I can stick to this mantra (unless there is berry chantilly cake, Cadbury mini-eggs, or bourbon involved) and to the 4 … Continue reading

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Wildlife

This house has raccoons. And gophers. And possibly some deer in the back yard (I don’t get up to see what’s rustling around out there after dark– I’ve seen those movies). I’ve slept with the windows open this “summer” and … Continue reading

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Dopplenämer

You ever share your name with someone? (Not you George, George, or George Foreman, Junior, or T’Boy). Laura was the 11th most popular name in 1968 (thanks, Dr. Zhivago) and the 14th most popular name in 1985, no doubt thanks … Continue reading

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The Call is Coming from Inside the House

It’s coming from the refrigerator, to be specific. If this is what it’s like to be an alcoholic, then thank God I’m not one. I’d be living under a bridge for sure. What’s the methadone equivalent for sugar?

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Curiousity and Learning

I’m a lifetime learner, but apparently I need some remedial education on curiousity. For instance, I never should have tried the sausage burrito sold out of a shack next to my office building. They have homemade salsa, which creates a … Continue reading

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My Own Private Wormhole

You can’t get there from here. It’s an old joke, but all too true for me. I’ve visited Jack’s Peak Park at least 6 times, but never by the same route, despite the fact that there’s only 1 road to … Continue reading

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I’ve Had Worse

Is there more faint praise than I’ve Had Worse? It’s only Tuesday at 6:56 am, and that’s this week’s assessment– I’ve had worse. (Way, way, way worse.)  Nothing bad’s happening, just an accumulation of adulting that sucks the joy from the … Continue reading

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