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No desk I try is ever quite right for me.  I’m short, and I’m an untidy worker. The spinet desk I used in our last apartment was too constricting.  There was no room for my teacup! The antique table I’ve been using here is better, but its one-drawer storage is inadequate. For a long time, […]

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I am not making resolutions.  I *never* make resolutions.  I disapprove of the whole idea of the New Year’s Resolution, an arbitrary day on which we reject the previous month’s overindulgence (or the previous night’s) by plunging too far in the opposite direction.  Excessive self-denial is as bad for us as excessive indulgence, and it […]

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Thanksgiving Demolition

We went down to Virginia for Thanksgiving.  The weather’s better. Actually, we went because my brother has just bought a new house, the culmination of a two-year search, and I was DYING of curiosity.  And “we” means myself and my mother; B and Jackson went to spend the holiday with his parents, because they wanted […]

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Our front hallway needs something. Paint?  Yes.  But not that. Windows?  Yeah, but it’s a central hall so that’s impossible. Pictures?  Artwork?  Okay, yes, that too, but that will come later. Furniture?  But — it’s so small! But what home doesn’t need a dedicated spot near the front door for gloves and keys?  And hats?  […]

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