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Mentally Decorating My House, Mom Guilt, Shyness, ADHD, and Other Rainstorm Thoughts

July 7, 2020 / 2 Comments

Some deep thoughts and not-so-deep thoughts for you.

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This Day Will Be Different

October 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

I got up early to write this morning—not too long after five. Maybe 5:20 or so. I love a quiet house. I love the distraction-free time early in the morning when I have a gentle little bubble of time in which to think thoughts and then type words before all the stuff of the day…

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Building Rituals: The Dilbert Guide to Managing Life

October 30, 2015 / 5 Comments

Every day when I make a cup of tea in the microwave I think of my Aunt Klara. While staying at her house in New Hampshire years ago, I dropped a tea bag into a cup of water and put it in the microwave. “No!” she (very nearly) shrieked. “You have to microwave the water without the…

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