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On Procrastination…

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So, I’m leaving on a 7am bus to spend a few days in New Hampshire with my sister and her family.  I’m excited because as a Jew, I don’t usually get to spend Christmastime in a house that celebrates Christmas (my brother-in-law is Christian).  So, I can’t wait to be in a house with a tree and lights and all the fun Christmasy stuff that comes with it. Did I mention I’m leaving at 7am?  It’s 11:51pm and I’m waiting …

Easy Money…

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So, late this afternoon I went by the pottery studio to pick up the money I made in our holiday sale a couple of weeks ago.  I had my last class for the year tonight, but hadn’t intended to stay, because I wasn’t feeling great.  However, Kate, who runs the program, had asked me to bring some of my earrings and ornaments, because she still had a few more gifts to get, so I brought them along. She gave me …

And I feel fine…

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About the end of the world… Some days are truly crappy and not worth getting out of bed for.  Some days it feels like it doesn’t really matter what lies on the other side of awake because, really, how is it going to make a difference?  But, some days are good.  And some days are even great.  Some days it doesn’t matter that I’ve been unemployed for ten months or that I’m not sure when things are going to change …

Lost in a good book (or twelve)…

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After finishing the fantastic Gone Girl this morning, I went to the library today (something I do about once a week), and it got me thinking… I’ve always been a voracious reader.  One of the best things my parents have given me is a love of reading and books.  Even as a kid, the bookshelves in my room were filled to overflowing.  And the rule in our house was if you could understand it, you could read it.  Which was …

Inside my head…

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Tonight’s entry will be very short, because frankly, I forgot about it until the last minute, but also because a repeat of last night’s would be a snooze and sort of depressing to boot.  So, I’ll just say this… Trying to find strength and inspiration where I can find it and that can often be from the most surprising places.  I’ve sung the praises of Facebook before, but I’m still amazed at how my virtual community manages to lift me …

Ups and Downs…

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Inevitably, after there are ups and ups, come the downs.  Today, after a weekend filled with activity and all kinds of good things, I woke up pretty down.  And then I found out I didn’t get the job that I had the interview for last Thursday.  Frankly, I wasn’t holding out a great deal of hope for that job, but it still hurt to know for certain, because the job itself would have been really great. Unsurprisingly, I dealt with …

Merry Making…

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My dear friend Sarah has a holiday party each year and she goes all out.  The thing is I usually miss it because I’ve already left to go down to Florida.  So, a benefit of being here this month is that tonight I got to celebrate the holidays with Sarah and her eclectic group of friends. When I say Sarah has a holiday party, it hardly does it justice.  Sarah cooked a full buffet dinner, two entrees, a half dozen …

On a day well spent…

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I’ve been spending an awful lot of time lately talking about how difficult it’s become to  fill up my days meaningfully while I’ve been unemployed.  Well, thank goodness for December. Every year, the month of December becomes a headlong rush towards the new year, with too much to do and it often feels like I’m hurtling forward without the ability to slow down and enjoy it all.  But, I figured that this year, because I’m not working, I have more …

Guns do kill people…

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I’m sick and tired of the NRA’s ridiculous argument.  It simply abdicates any responsibility for the fact that the more guns that are out in people’s hands (and often in the hands of those who should never have them) the more gun violence exists. The fact is, the easier it is to get a gun, the easier it is for them to be used in the perpetration of violent crimes.  Certainly, there are other ways to commit murder, say, for …

Small Pleasures…

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And now a fluffy post to balance the downers that have preceded it. I make it no secret that I am a voracious consumer of television and movies.  And although my movie theater viewing has been curtailed severely over the last year (THIRTEEN DOLLARS IN NYC!), looking at the upside of unemployment, I have a lot more time to feed my movie and TV habit and I’ve taken full advantage of it. So, tonight, a list of some of my …