Tag Archives: life

A Gracious and Graceful Exit

A co-worker’s father-in-law died last week. He was 94. Before he died, my co-worker and her husband were making last-minute preparations for a long-planned trip to Hawaii. About a week before they were to leave, they told the old gentleman … Continue reading

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A Small Revelation about My Love Affair with My College Years

November 25, 2012:  A few weeks ago,  I had the opportunity to visit the small midwestern university where I spent 4 years of my life and where I earned my bachelor’s degree 21 years ago. I visited not as a former … Continue reading

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What I Did Last Night

Hubby is visiting his brother in New York for a few days, so I have our country house to myself. I never do anything out of the ordinary when he’s not here (except sing out loud a little louder), and … Continue reading

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Poem for a Good Day

“Summons” by Robert Francis Keep me from going to sleep too soon Or if I go to sleep too soon Come wake me up. Come any hour Of night. Come whistling up the road. Stomp on the porch. Bang on … Continue reading

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Five Days In

Stuff about my new job and this week: 1) It takes a very long time to get to the women’s restroom from my office. However, the microwave is fairly close so I can warm up my coffee a couple of times … Continue reading

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Moving On

I started this blog six months ago because I didn’t have enough work to do at my job, and writing seemed like a good way to fill my “down time” and prevent brain stagnation. Last week I got a job offer and, after turning down the … Continue reading

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Times When I’m Embarrassed to be Human

When it snows 1/4″ and a male employee at the public library is trying to blow the snow off the sidewalk with a leaf blower because he’s too lazy to sweep or shovel When I go through the MacDonald’s drive-thru, leaving … Continue reading

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