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Just a Thought

Sandy gave her mother a look of secret ferocity which meant: you promised to leave us all on our own, and a promise is a promise, you know it’s very bad to break a promise to a child, you might … Continue reading

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romantic portmanteaus

Who makes the decision about couple names? Is it always based on sounds, pronunciations, and morphemes? Is it a desire to be clever, or just to make sure that words don’t sound ridiculous? I look at celebrity couple names, and … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

Flying feels the same whether the engines are working or not. —Bernard Schlink/The Reader

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Reboot, Reload, Reblog

Every year I pay for all the various things attached to my blog. Every year I wonder why. Why am I paying for this service when I barely blog anymore? There was a time when I was posting every single … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

One of the men told me he was a policeman, but he wasn’t wearing a uniform, which I thought was disappointing: if I were a policeman, I was certain, I would wear my uniform whenever I could. —Neil Gaiman/The Ocean … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

It had never occurred to him until now that a hero would sleep on the ground. —Lloyd Alexander/The Book of Three

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Just a Thought

I have dreamed of that song, of the strange words to that simple rhyme-song, and on several occasions I have understood what she was saying, in my dreams. In those dreams I spoke that language too, the first language, and … Continue reading

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drama e’ry day

I’ve worked in customer service a long long time. I’m tired. Tired of being nice, of smiling and nodding, of caring about everyone’s problem before caring about my own. Years ago I worked with a really good friend at a … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

What is law? Is it what is on the books, or what is actually enacted and obeyed in a society? Or is a law what must be enacted and obeyed, whether or not it is on the books, if things … Continue reading

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