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Day 345: Tune Out

Sure, I suppose a lot of what I have written in the past year has been about “tuning into” the moment. Tonight was definitely all about tuning out. We are living in a smallish house now–smaller than our old house, … Continue reading

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Day 344: Kindle

It’s gotten cold again–down to the mid-20s tonight. I had some wood already split, but I decided to swing an axe for a little bit anyway, thinking about that old adage: he who chops wood warms himself twice. I brought … Continue reading

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Day 343: Solo

First, I have to acknowledge the amount of privilege that goes with tonight’s post: The privilege of living where I live The privilege of having an income that affords meĀ  the opportunity for recreation The privilege of having a wife … Continue reading

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Day 342: Sweep

It’s been happening again–that slow but steady creep of entropy. It starts with the little things. A mail order catalog that’s left on a counter, instead of ending up in recycling. A stuffed animal that worked its way out of … Continue reading

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Day 341: Pass

Only 24 days left, so perhaps this will be the last time I’ll have to pass on a daily entry. I haven’t actually counted up how many entries I’ve posted that have basically said: “I’ve got nothing.” Not more than … Continue reading

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Day 340: Unplan

For all that I claim to be a spontaneous individual, I sure do spend a lot of time planning things in my head. Big things, little things. Work projects and family fun. And so on. I spent about six hours … Continue reading

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Day 339: Reverse

Ever since we dropped off our daughter at the local rollerskating rink for a Girls Scout event a couple of weeks ago, she has been begging to return. So tonight, we did. It’s probably been two decades–at least–since I’ve put … Continue reading

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Day 338: Mix

Tonight brought another opportunity to mingle. I know it sounds like such a trite and superficial thing-mixing and mingling, but tonight, that’s what I did. I had my first chance to socialize with colleagues from across the entire university in … Continue reading

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Day 337: Apportion

Today’s post is another one of those “sufficient unto the day” entries. I’ve had a full day, with meetings running back to back from 9am onwards. And tomorrow looks like it will be about the same. But my day’s worries … Continue reading

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Day 336: Chew

I ate an apple today. At least I think I did. I had to walk cross-campus for a late afternoon meeting. I remember biting into the apple just as I was passing the walkway that leads up to the library. … Continue reading

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