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Just a Thought

And many times throughout her life Sandy knew with a shock, when speaking to people whose childhood had been in Edinburgh, that there were other people’s Edinburghs quite different from hers, and with which she held only the names of … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

That’s the trouble with living things. Don’t last very long. Kittens one day, old cats the next. And then just memories. And the memories fade and blend and smudge together… —Neil Gaiman/The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

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Just a Thought

She seemed even smaller and more delicate than I remembered, or maybe it was just that it had been a long time and people always seem larger than life in our memories, their strengths somehow exaggerated in their absence. —Amber … Continue reading

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Too Much

The challenge today was toys.  It is weird how much of our history gets wrapped up inside of our toys, inside of our stuff.  I look at all my things and I’m getting to this point where I should get … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

The living know that, at daybreak, the soul will leave them and make its way to the places of its past—the schools and dormitories of its youth, army barracks and tenements, house razed to the ground and rebuilt, places that … Continue reading

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Obsessive Place

I feel like I’m in the middle of a bad joke. I’m 39 today. I’m going to graduate at the end of the year if all goes exactly precisely right and I’m in the middle of being laid off. Tee-Hee. … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

That’s the trouble with children, they always abandon you,’ she said weepily. ‘You give them everything and then they grow up and leave you with only your memories of the past and your fears for the future. You never realize … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged

It crops up in the strangest ways that my best friend passed away five years ago. It will sneak up on me and hit me in the fucking head and I’m stunned for a good long time and have no … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

I am a miser of my memories of you And will not spend them. —Witter Bynner

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Do Do Do Looking Out My Back Door…

I like this habit of several of my correspondents to use their photographs to create personal cards. They are lovely, but it is the personal I like. Lovely and a delight of a peek into someone’s life. This one just … Continue reading

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