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Our vacation: a pop quiz

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Dave and I spent a week up north to be in nature, see some colors, and generally relax. In the list below, can you spot the 2 things we DIDN’T do to make our vacation a success? Locate vacuum cleaner immediately upon arrival and vacuum entire cottage. Replace  fluorescent  bulbs with LEDs purchased at hardware […]

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Or bust.

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As soon as I realized Ruby’s car had been stolen out of my driveway, I wanted to vacuum the living room. First I wanted to walk the neighborhood, hoping I would see it, sure I would see it parked around the next corner, wheels gone or door open, but there. The thieves would have gotten in […]

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Coming back

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When we got back from vacation I realized Django is old. I’m afraid to say that because I don’t want to look like I’m projecting. I can’t help it. I’m turning 50 and she’s turning 12. I didn’t plan it that way, it’s just what happened. So coming back and hearing that all the warnings […]

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Leaving California

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The ones who leave always stay in my mind. At a writing festival I went to, the famous writer who introduced the show left at intermission with her suitcase. She was flying in from or out to somewhere important. When I hosted a short film festival, the noted keynote speaker cut out after three films, […]