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November 2019 TBR


Place to Visit: The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in DC. I have walked past it but have not stopped to spend time exploring. Articles to Read: Scientists Around the World Declare ‘Climate Emergency’ Italian council is flooded immediately … Continue reading

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2018 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Update (December 2018)


December 2018 was the final month of the 2018 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge, which was an interesting endeavor, but one that I won’t be repeating. I found it difficult to have specific words tied to specific months, because this … Continue reading

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2018 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Update (November 2018)


November’s words were: brown, dream, family, food, laugh, over, table, thanks, town I read… Book of Poems: Food by Ogden Nash Poems: “In Defense of Small Towns” by Oliver de la Paz “The Circus Is in Town” by Patricia Smith … Continue reading

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Remembering the Brightest Jack O’Lantern


The thing about your family acquiring multiple pets in their youth over the course of a few years is that they grow old together and then break your heart while it’s already broken. This is my third cat eulogy post … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day at the Zoo


Last year, a family member adopted a young cat, and thus the most playful cat in the world became a part of my life. Last month, I searched pet supply stores for a Valentine’s Day-themed cat toy for him, surprised … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays + 2018 Reading Challenge


Whatever you celebrate, I hope that you had a wonderful and peaceful holiday, and that you got lots of socks for gifts. Today I was thinking about structure and how it can be both limiting and, somehow, liberating. A conversation … Continue reading

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MOOlogy to the meMOOry of MOO


My family’s precious Olivia Kitty Mittens, aka Moo, got very sick on Monday and had to be put down on Tuesday. She was suffering, and there was no time for us all to say good-bye; only my mother was with … Continue reading

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