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The Things that Remain…

I admit that my last blog was rather gothic, although writing about my doldrums is a way of writing things out of my system and thus free therapy for me. I want to switch gears and tell you that I’m … Continue reading

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January is the Longest Month…

I never liked January. Do you? As much as I enjoyed Christmas with the kids coming home from faraway, cold places, January hit me like a menopausal mood swing. I put the Christmas tree away early, packing it and shelving … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside…

Look at this… and we thought we had two kids… Here you see Will and Caroline, and Lily and Will at Tahoe, over Thanksgiving… Thing is I love all four of them as if they were my own, so I … Continue reading

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Death Sets a Thing Significant

Now when I read, I read not, For interrupting tears Obliterate the etchings Too costly for repairs. ~ Emily Dickinson On Thanksgiving Eve, we got a call from the retirement community where my father-in-law Bud Lake resides. It’s the kind … Continue reading

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Walden Pond Intimations: The Time for Civil Disobedience Has Come

“There will never be a really free and enlightened State,” Thoreau wrote, “until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.” Thoreau asks for a State that is “just to all men” and “to treat the individual with respect as a neighbor.”
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The Meaning of High School and Reunions: BS Reunions? #mendelcollege

  You read that right… High School… Who cares, right? Someone contacted me on LinkedIn this week. Someone from High School. He asked me whether I was going to our HS Reunion this year. I haven’t been to any of … Continue reading

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Getting Rid of Books… and the Stuff You’ll Find…

I have too many books. The fact is we have lived in this house for over twenty years, so we need to start shedding and shredding stuff or else our kids will be burdened with all that shit when we … Continue reading

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Coming Home

I haven’t blogged for ages because I try to reserve those spare hours for writing on my Miller book, but after a rather frantic vacation (How to see five countries in under three weeks… madness), I feel empty, frustrated and … Continue reading

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I Love My Cunt

Maybe it’s because I grew up with the word “kont” which is your rear in Dutch, but, as such, related to English cunt. The word first emerged in Middle English (cunte) and had related words in Old Norse (kunta) and … Continue reading

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Cycling Rage and White Male Privilege

Here’s just something to get off my chest because I’ve come across this behavior several times now. As I was biking up Wild Cat Canyon, an older guy passed me on his bike but I guess the passing of a … Continue reading

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