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Day 39: KonMari-ing my Clothes

I want to say “Part One of a Five Part Series” so that I am forced to go through the whole entire process. For those who don’t know what I…

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Day 38: What Makes a Novel “Succeed”?

  A designer friend of mine shook his head when I suggested a choice for our kitchen renovation. “No,” he said, “I don’t think that will succeed.” It was the…

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Day 37: Reasons for Hope in the age of President Toupee

There is so much bad news. Just now, I learned about the NFL’s stupid new policy, fining teams if players take a knee during the (racist, war-mongering, unsingable) national anthem….

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Day 35: Spring Fever

And the flowers budded and bloomed on the trees, who finally and swiftly grew leaves so green it hurt to look at them, and the air became friendly and you…

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Day 34: Jesus Fish and Vaulted Ceilings

As I was waiting for the light to turn at the intersection of King Street and Damon Road, I felt someone in the car next to me trying to get…

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Day 33-Roof Almost Finished, Ditto Dry Wall

  OK, I am done being an optimist. I hate this weather. BUT. Today I watched the men swarming the building, roof and interior, and as I let myself hate…

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Day 32: Good Things About Not-Spring

Well, this is exciting! Roofers are swarming Little Blue, putting sheets of metal in neat rows. The second coat of paint is on the cupola, and the rest of the…

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Day 31: Just Write

  With the first crocus, all possibilities open up. Finally the ground is beginning to shift. The siding is going up. There are chimneys in the roof for the two…

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Day 30: The Trenches

Little Blue is not lovely right now. Nothing is. The sky is leaden and the trees are, as my 9-year-old says, “a bunch of sticks.” Last week, while I was…