Monthly Archives: September 2010

How to get a lot of work done on the computer

1. Decide that the view out the window is so pretty, and the sleeping cats so compelling, that you’ll stay in bed for a while. 2. Curl up with laptop in bed, staying in pjs until noon. 3. Have a … Continue reading

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Nothing happening . . .

That’s how my sweetheart used to describe a place he lived in Maryland next to a creek at the end of a dirt road.  That was the whole point of living there.  Nothing happening.  Just a canoe, some crab traps, … Continue reading

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Heaven on Earth

“Life is a paradise, and we are all in paradise, but we refuse to see it.  If we would, we should have heaven on earth the very next day.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov I found this quote out … Continue reading

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First day of Fall musings

Summer’s officially over.  Hurricane season goes through November, but every day that the earth tilts a little more away from the sun means a little less chance that we’ll be socked. Today’s the autumnal equinox – the day that the … Continue reading

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Still learning to pause for a moment

While I consider myself to be quite part time, my days can certainly get busy.  My income currently relies on me to get the work, and when I don’t work, I don’t get paid.  No more salary for me.  There’s … Continue reading

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An almost weekly ritual

Home from the Mad Men marathon. The house smells incredible.  From this: to this: Yum.

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Routines: the pull and the resistance

Ever since I was in seventh grade or so, I became enamored of making checklists and daily routines.  Back then, I was trying to squeeze in piano practice, homework, and keeping my room neat.  I would stick to my plan … Continue reading

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