Monthly Archives: April 2014

Day 112: Expire

So I’ve been trying to tackle my office in bits and spurts. I have been in the same space for eight years and have certainly built up a steady accretion of papers, books, and assorted detritus over the years. I … Continue reading

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Day 111: Maintain

Mondays are always a bit tough for me to get through more than just the basics. I have tended to focus on quick fix items for the most part–a bookshelf here or there; maybe some refrigerator magnets tossed away–that sort … Continue reading

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Day 110: Free

You know, I was all set to write about fishing–to tell you about simple pleasures, bringing my kids out to the lake, etc. I even had a cute picture of my youngest holding her first ever cast-out-on-her-own-and-reel-it-on-in catch. But driving … Continue reading

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Day 109: Bake

Sometimes as I’m writing these entries, I find myself wondering: how is this making my life simpler? Like now, for instance. It’s well after midnight, and I am waiting for an Easter pie to finish baking. No, not the kind … Continue reading

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Day 108: Observe

OK, I know I’ve “looked” already, but I have that other kind of “observe” in mind right now. I was raised Catholic, but I think it’s safe to say: I’m not one now (I actually had a priest declare me … Continue reading

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Day 107: Reconnect

So I’m at this conference–a conference I have been to for many years in a row. To some extent, this gig has become old hat. Which explains, perhaps, my surprise that something feels different today–something feels new. It wasn’t until … Continue reading

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Day 106: Loosen

I’m not sure I can really put my finger on it, but today, I seem to be “in the flow.” I’ve been traveling again–this time to Chicago for a conference. Sure, there was the discomfort of airport travel, and that … Continue reading

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