Monthly Archives: September 2012


I love almost every part of this trip. First, there’s the leaving work as early as we can, though I suspect today that won’t be until 4-ish. Then we go home and get our stuff and change clothes. Then there’s … Continue reading

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Today’s playlist: Our House: Crosby, Stills and Nash A Heart Needs a Home: Richard Thompson Grand River Lullaby: Alex Bevan Home Again: Carole King Homeward Bound: Gordon Bok & Cindy Kallet Follow that Road: Anne Hills Eastfield: Archie Fisher Home: … Continue reading

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Today is Thursday. By evening Saturday (or late-night Saturday, depending from side you look at the 9-hour time difference), I will be here: (I use a Swiss ball as an office chair. I mean the bouncing part quite literally.)

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kitchen gear

Fine fine, I’ll do the meme, but I’m going to do it my way. The meme goes: Bold the ones you have and use at least once a year, italicize the ones you have and don’t use, strike through the … Continue reading

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Oh, my

Ursula Vernon’s, Elegant and Fine: the Problem of Susan, in a whole new light – Susan’s own. Fervent thanks to Ysabetwordsmith for pointing this one out (I should probably just read Tea with the Squash God regularly, but I don’t.)

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on the way home

We’re going home to Oregon on Saturday, so I’ve already begun checking the weather. What a wide range – it looks like a winter day in Arizona, with lows under 10C/mid-forties F and highs in the low-to-mid 20sC / mid … Continue reading

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warning: politics ahead

The previous post covers my actual life, but I also wanted to write about the latest Romney gaffe. I really, really have trouble believing that 47% of Americans don’t pay taxes. A high percentage of retired people, certainly – but … Continue reading

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not too tired to drink beer

This was a nice weekend, but defintely not the restful one I needed. Last week was extremely tiring; my department had our quarterly (almost) meeting here. We’re located all over the world, but we need to work as a team … Continue reading

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of worms, both ear- and book-

Somehow, as a result of reading an LJ post this morning mentioning Unesaneh Tokef (Yom Kippur prayer) and then someone else’s post describing Leonard Cohen’s “Who By Fire” as a modern midrash on the former, I have Simon and Garfunkle’s … Continue reading

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FO: Thera

Phew! Finally done Thera. Actually I finished knitting it last weekend, but it’s take me until now to finish weaving in approximately 3,278 yarn ends (well, at least 30). Since it’s only in one color and I only used 7-8 … Continue reading

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