Archives : Aug-2016

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Aug

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I’ve decided that if my sis-in-law, Annie, is a planner then I’m a plotter. She’s so good at organization. She decides, “This is what we’re going to do.” On the other hand I’m more of a, “If this happens thenRead More

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Jul

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I have had three dogs in my life that I would call mine. We’ve had lots of dogs, from an Irish setter when we lived in the UK, to a rather promiscuous “Lady” whose trips to the collie up theRead More

06

Jul

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One of the problems with doing things alone is that you’re the only one there to remember them. There seems to be something about sharing an experience that helps me cement the experience. Perhaps it’s the rehashing with someone afterwards.Read More

13

Jun

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I’m a hockey fan. I’m a Pittsburgh Penguins fan. I’ve been a little busy lately, what with life and work and hockey games. Late nights, long days, lots of driving, little sleeping, a lingering illness. It’s been kind of crazy.Read More

05

Jun

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Do you ever think about who you are? Who you want to be? Some people seem to have a plan for their lives. They know what they want. All their decisions work toward that goal. This time of year —Read More

01

Jun

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Life is crazy right now. Not that it’s not usually crazy. But we added two new staff members last week. We had a lot of applicants, almost half as many interviews, and all of that left me with two peopleRead More

18

May

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Sometimes in my poetry I struggle with the concrete. Or maybe it’s the opposite. The abstract. I don’t know if I think abstractly. Depends how you define “abstract”, noun, verb, or adjective. I’m certainly not concise. I may take thingsRead More

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May

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It’s 15 May and I woke up to snow. I think most people did in Western PA. And we probably all thought it was ridiculous. It also made me homesick. I grew up in Upstate New York. Way upstate. IRead More

12

May

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Some people have mottos that they live by. Harvard University’s motto is pretty famous and simple, “Veritas,” which means truth. The Olympic games has one that’s quite inspiring, “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” or “Faster, Higher, Stronger.” My own’s a little moreRead More

07

May

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I work in a library so you’d think that I read a lot. Unfortunately not the case, but Night Shift by Charlaine Harris came across my desk and I snagged it. I’ve read Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse books and was interestedRead More