Houses and Homes

Perhaps my favorite quote from any book is towards the end of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: He sat down on a grassy bank and looked at the city that surrounded him, and thought, one day he would have to go home. And one day he would have to make a home to go back to.…

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Special Education

You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake, you are the same organic decaying matter as everything else. – Tyler Durden, Fight Club My sense of the rustling encroachment of my mortality has been a little keener over the past couple of weeks. Personally, I’ve been hampered by a torn muscle in my lower back,…

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Booking Through Thursday — a day late

Suggested by Barbara: I saw that National Library week is coming up in April, and that led to some questions. How often do you use your public library and how do you use it? I’m glad this question came up, because in the last six months or so, I’ve had reawakening of the pleasures of using…

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Extreme Makeover: Hometeam and Hometown

After being competitive but fairly convincingly beaten by the Washington Redskins for the first three quarters, the Philadelphia Eagles erupted for 20 4th quarter points, stunning the Redskins (and me) by holding on for a 33-25 win at RFK Stadium – sorry at whatever stadium they play at – I will always think of the…

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Grey Hairs

So Mello had a really good post the other day about kids (notably boys) getting scrapes and bruises from playing out in the street, and I left a comment where Janie was asking for more of a story bit I told that definitely gave my mom grey hairs. Well, I grew up in Camden, New…

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