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It’s not about the magazines.

Last week I cried about a stack of magazines. When we exchanged our about-to-expire frequent flyer miles for a year’s worth of magazines, I had no idea how much those glossy pages would weigh me down. It feels wasteful to … Continue reading

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Finding quiet.

After a ridiculously long vacation, I am back on campus this week to a full schedule, no longer master of my days. Back to the mines, as James yelled after me when I dramatically trudged off to two days of … Continue reading

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The beauty of ordinariness.

Over Christmas break I read some books. You have no idea how exciting it was to type that sentence. Yes, I technically read books all the time, I am technically employed to read books. But so often they are not … Continue reading

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Snow Day Ramblings

Disjointed thoughts that have been wandering around my head on this snow day. Last night I could just sense a snow day coming. I planned ahead, brought home work from my office and told my students that we would till … Continue reading

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What you don’t see.

For every halfway decent picture of James and I on here or on Instagram, there are at least 10 that look more like this: Because James, as you might remember from here and here, hates over-documentation. He is always asking … Continue reading

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Some Daily Color

I love color, which is totally obvious if you have read here for more than ten minutes. I know that an abundance of colors can be seen as gauche, childish, overdone and even garish, but I don’t care.  Because for … Continue reading

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Ramblings.

Some rambling sights, thoughts, and words of the past little while. Last week it got appropriately gloomy and gray, with the few leaves that have been brave enough to turn popping against the dull sky and wet streets. This week … Continue reading

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Room to breathe.

When I was little, my mom would throw away our stuff. She has always hated clutter, and no one amasses clutter like kids. If you stopped playing with something long enough, if you fell out of love with a hobby, … Continue reading

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Today I am thankful for Chinese takeout and colored pants.

It’s THE WEEKEND. Almost. I’m ending this week on a good note, which is to say, an I am thankful list, something we haven’t done around here in a while, much to my chagrin. I just got so busy standing … Continue reading

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The Last Picnic.

This weekend was the first official one of fall and I breathed a quiet sigh of relief in looking at the weather and seeing that it looks like summer is going to bow out gracefully this year. But obviously, there are … Continue reading

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