Category Archives: random thoughts

manifesto (stream of consciousness)

Moins.  Mieux.  Or else just mieux. Focus.  Make a list.  Actually refer to it.  Do the things on it and check them off. Do one thing at a time.  Do it better.  Finish it. Focus.  Make a plan, but mean … Continue reading

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eight

The natural thing to do of course, is to write a post about your birthday. I wasn’t going to; it seemed sort of unimaginative and self-indulgent, not unlike the Facebook posts wishing happy birthday to infants and family pets.  Tee … Continue reading

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and where the hell am I?

Uncle Roy died last night.  He was a hundred and four. Roy and his wife didn’t have any children of their own, but he loved his nieces and nephews as much as any dad loves his kids.  My father is one … Continue reading

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writing out of the blue

I’m in a rut. It happens sometimes, as I’m sure it happens to everyone. Change in habits, change in season, something, and then we pass through a period where getting up and slogging through the day seems like more work … Continue reading

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agglomerate (n): a jumbled mass or collection of something

Tee got new bedroom furniture yesterday.  She and her sister are away at their grandparents’ for the week, and I can’t wait to see her reaction when she gets home to see the mini-makeover in her room.   I’ve been stalking … Continue reading

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when the words come back

One of the best university professors I ever had refused to accept the excuse that his students didn’t have time to finish an assignment. “Peole don’t have time;” he would say, “we make time”. Words to live by, ever since.  So … Continue reading

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sometimes it’s hard to breathe

(I’m okay.  I wrote this post back on my bad weekend, but didn’t publish it.  But, since this is my place, and I’m trying to stay honest, and since there’s been a whole lot of crickets on this site lately, I decided … Continue reading

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