Thanksgiving

Here I am, sitting at the desk that I’d only seen in pictures a few months prior. My daily chores are completed. I’ve enjoyed my breakfast, morning fika, and lunch. My space is clear of all distractions that could break my concentration. I listen to the rain as it washes away Saturday’s snowfall. Here I […]

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Accumulation

There’s nothing quite like moving to force the prioritization of four decades of memories and century-old family heirlooms in to the protective embrace of Home Depot boxes. Honestly, I love it. Donating, gifting, and discarding tantalize every iota of my O.C.D.; the less crap, always the better. “You can’t take it with you” runs through […]

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Lucky Six

Hi Mom, Make yourself a cup of tea (or martini) and take a seat. Light up a Lark if you like. I have some exciting news for you. I GOT IT. IT TOOK SIX YEARS (ACTUALLY, 40) BUT I GOT IT. Q.E.D.: YOU SUCCEEDED. I promised you on this day in 2009 that I’d take […]

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