Monthly Archives: November 2008


Definition: according to Merriam-Webster, to express great joy, praise and thanks. And why am I shouting such joyful blessings from the rooftops people (yes, I am now with my laptop in our freezing rain encrusted climate yelling my thanks to … Continue reading

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At the pool

On Wednesday afternoons my daughters attend swimming class. It is unusual that I can come and watch, as my train arrives at the station at 6:00 and it is all over by then. But there are a few rare days, … Continue reading

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Just say no

It is the oddest thing. I will be at the reference desk, and a harried woman will come up to me and ask “I need books about maquettes.” My first thought is, okay, she is doing a project at work … Continue reading

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Stress and anxiety go together like peanut butter and chocolate

I can feel it. It kneads my insides. I feel it in my rapid heart beat and the way my skin feels stretched over my face as if there were not enough to go around. The pimples give it away … Continue reading

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