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Is this your week to stay off the couch?

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Not necessarily the enemy, but possibly. If this doesn’t sound like a challenge, you are probably awesome. Probably you travel a lot, or spend your evenings creating art. Maybe you work out or play board games or engage in small home improvement projects after dinner. In any case, for you the couch is not a […]

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Could everything stop being a metaphor for just five minutes?

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Exhibit 13-B. Exhibit A. Clamshell packaging on cheap electronics. Exhibit B. Filling the humidifier while it’s raining outside. Exhibit C. Traffic on Elston. Exhibit D. A messy house. Exhibit F. The empty laundry basket that’s been sitting in the same spot for a week. Exhibit I. The sky, right at this moment. Exhibit K. That […]

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Suiting up for a rainy day

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        So many choices, and yet. Here are your choices for today. You can be braggy. You can be brazen. Blue is taken. Churlish is also out at the moment, though killjoy is available. You can be daffy. You can be elegant, but that requires a shower. Short on time? Let me […]

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It’s a brand new day

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First I check my email. Mostly bank balances and online store events. Sometimes a late-night or early-morning message from a friend. What do I expect? I checked right before I went to sleep. Rarely any work emails lately, since most of what I do goes to a project manager who fields all the emails and […]