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September blessings

This is basically a list, a gratitude list. Because in the midst of nearly feeling overwhelmed by everything going on in September, I have discovered something: People helping me. The tradesman doing the tiling, also closed off the door to my bedroom and left the bedroom side looking very nice The same tradesman also washed […]

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National Write Something Month

Pluto. Pluto in Virgo. Pluto in Virgo conjunct the North Node. That’s what I have to offer in November. Not a novel—navel-gazing. An old hobby is being rekindled. Astrology is a life-long love, and just when I thought I could live without it, it shows back up and shows me how good it is at […]

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So while I’ve been gone…

Interests keep changing. Or rather, focus does. I obviously still enjoy taking photographs, because I kept my camera busy during my vacation. But even photography requires inspiration—and weather that won’t ruin a camera. And so I let Wordless Wednesdays slide. I stopped forcing myself and let my blog rest, too. The nice thing about long […]

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And the other shoe drops

Unlike what other people I know experienced, 2012 was a laid-back year for me. I entered the new one, ready for action. Today, I got a taste of what might be in store: I’ve been asked to stand for election to my co-op’s steering committee, an office that is for two years at a time. […]

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Writing sensation

There is something about a blank sheet of paper and a comfortable ink pen, and putting those two together. There is also something about having spent years preferring the speed and ease of touch typing and so ruining what legibility my handwriting used to have. Girls seem to go through stages of testing our longhand […]

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TL;DR – and TL;DW

I think the most frustrating experience with the internet is TL;DR—too long, didn’t read. I have a long list of longer articles that I know interest me and that I want to read but the energy just isn’t there. Or the focus isn’t. Or the time. How annoying! All this knowledge literally in my lap […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Fruit furniture

Wordless Wednesday

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We are not a muse

So over at Chez Alice’s, Alice herself posted about the dearth of postings on her blog. Specifically, postings that feature writing, rather than photography. I recognize and sympathize with Alice’s sense of lack since my own blog has the same dearth. The amount of time has not changed. The interest in the world around me […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Chained near (not to) desk

Wordless Wednesday

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Busybusybusyhappyhappybusybusy

Not posting on Facebook, not posting on Twitter, not posting here (more than usual), not answering comments or e-mail (sorry). And why not? Because life got busy and fun and busy and I find that if I am to get things done, I can’t spend the same amount of time I usually do at the […]

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Remnants

Comments here and there in the blog world, prompted the question about whether or not I had kept anything from childhood. The answer is no. Both times I left California (age 8 and age 20) for Norway, it never occurred to anyone in the family that it would be for an extended stay and so […]

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This should have been written at 5 am

…because at 5 am I had all kinds of great ideas for a blog post today, and had several paragraphs ready in my head. Can’t remember a thing – not even what the topic was. What’s the point of waking up way too early if you can’t use it for something good? I need to […]

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Wordless Wednesday – It Came from Inner Space

Wordless Wednesday

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Scavenger hunt

I have participated in NicoleB’s scavenger hunt. My finds can be seen here. Whee!

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Most of my writing lately

…has been in the comments sections on other people’s blogs. Today, as I sit here thinking about how haikuish Twitter is (it encourages you to think a complete thought in 140 characters or less), I wonder about the drought of longer writings. As I reach for my cup of coffee, the penny drops: I was […]

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The fun of new software

You know how it is: You get a new toy, so you just have to try it out. I installed iLife and iWorks and set iLife to updating my iPhoto library (that thing has gotten pretty big!), and then tried the face recognition software which supposedly can label portraits for you more or less automatically. […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Avatar (updated)

Wordless Wednesday UPDATE: Because of the reactions in my comments, I thought it may help to see the original:

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MIA

I’m probably as baffled as you are, my dear reader, at the lack of activity on my blog. It’s not that nothing’s happening in my life. I got a lovely raise at work (broke through a personal glass ceiling doing so), am back to full time (no more one-Wednesday-a-month off), health is good (after a […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Moths of light

Wordless Wednesday

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Meissen porcelain

One of the excursions out of Dresden was a morning visit to the town of Meissen. That told me nothing until it was announced that we were visiting a porcelain factory. Then a memory stirred in the back of my mind about Dresden and porcelain, and I had the sense to appreciate what I was […]