Monthly Archives: October 2009

there’s nothing wrong with being called a secretary, if you are one

A while back, someone writing about the supposed “unreasonable sensitivity” of some American people of color came up with a great analogy; Suppose someone punches you on the arm, lightly and jokingly. It doesn’t hurt, right? It’s just a joke. … Continue reading

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and while I’m at it, get off my lawn!

Sentences you wouldn’t think anyone would ever say, but apparently someone did: “You know what would go good with these pig lungs? Some pineapple, that’s what!” (Apparently it’s a traditional Hakka dish.) Sentences you would think someone would say, but … Continue reading

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Pretty cool: I wrote to the US Masters Rowing list to ask if anyone else there had been to the Sydney World Masters Games and to talk about how well run the whole thing was – yeah, accreditation lines were … Continue reading

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so much to say

I’ve been spending most of today blogging, though you couldn’t tell it by this site – there’s really a *lot* to talk about, and a lot of pictures to put up, from our trip to Oz. (No, no Emerald Cities … Continue reading

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finally home and back online

It is nice to have a weekend to decompress before having to go back to work, though I did check work email today. (Internet access is expensive in Aussie hotels!!) My goals for the weekend are: unpack (done); Costco (done, … Continue reading

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remembering

I have been with my uncle in New York City, Washington, DC; Williamsburg, VA; Nags Head, NC; Houston, TX; New Orleans, LA; Phoenix and Overgaard, AZ; Eindhoven, Netherlands; Brugge, Belgium. Given that he lived and usually traveled alone, that may … Continue reading

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well, hell

For five brief weeks my close family got all the way up to six: husband, parents, brother, sister-in-law, and uncle. It’s back down to five. We’re scheduled to leave for the World Masters Games in Sydney tomorrow, a trip planned … Continue reading

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I got ramblin’ on my mind

Ugh. I am soso tired, but I can’t go home until after 8PM, because it’s a Toastmasters night. I felt a little guilty because I’ll miss the next meeting, so I wanted to be there for this one. Ted took … Continue reading

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“where do I go? follow the river, where do I go, follow the gulls…”

Without talking too much about work stuff, there is some possibilitiy I’ll move back to the Netherlands before Ted does (he travels there so much it won’t make much difference to how much I see of him). Hopefully we’ll get … Continue reading

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poem up

My poem The Wedding-Guest’s Thoughts went up on Sept 18 at Every Day Poets. The notification of the date must’ve gotten caught in my spam filter. Glad I went and checked!

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