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In the dark midwinter…

I love December. It’s the cold, gentle, dark. It’s the rain, and the soft wind that follows. It’s that the days are short, and the light falls obliquely to the earth, golden against the leafless trees. It’s the Christmas lights, … Continue reading

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PSA.

I am now working for the 2020 US Census. Two things: They’re hiring. The pay is reasonably good, and there are some part time positions with flexible hours. Check it out at http://2020census.gov/jobs. Most importantly, the Census is a noble … Continue reading

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Hijacking the Jukebox.

In the time I have spent hanging out in The Bar (aka the place with better wifi and better drinks than Starbucks, not to mention all the friendly people, aka my favorite local place to hang out), I have heard … Continue reading

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Yes, we know.

A few days ago, a friend was quite reasonably griping about the poor service she had received on a recent order from an online shopping service. Someone popped up to mansplain to her that the service in question treats its … Continue reading

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What I learned from “Country Music”

Since the series is so sprawling, I an only going to present thoughts I have arising from the last three episodes of Country Music: Bluegrass banjo and mandolin players: how do they DO that? It makes my fingers hurt just … Continue reading

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What I did today.

I have a bead stash. (Beaders understand this. So do knitters, for that matter.) I know people with much bigger stashes, but mine is not really anything to sneeze at. Ignoring the silver (I can’t quite remember how much I … Continue reading

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DRVs (and other things).

I am still stuck at home. Given that I used to drive sometimes to ease severe stress, I am experiencing more stress than usual. I was very good yesterday: I needed some items from the grocery and was sorely — … Continue reading

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