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a not-so-brief note about brevity

I had to write some advertising copy today, and was reflecting on how much I struggle with that part of the job. It doesn't come smoothly or easily to me; I can do it, but a single paragraph takes an hour or so, and if I get distracted in the...

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It's still Sunday somewhere, right?

This past week was rough. Rough for the world, rough for me personally. I felt dazed and overwhelmed and afraid everytime I looked at the news or talked to friends. On top  of that came dealing with July 4th PTSD stuff, and getting the news that my Lyme disease is...

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Happy Exploding Things Day

Between my PTSD and my child's sensory issues, a day of non-stop explosions isn't my idea of a good time, so I'm declaring today a Day When Nothing Gets Done. Normal operations will resume tomorrow. (I do like sparklers though. Always have. BRB, buying some pretty fire-on-a-stick.) In the meantime,...

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the end of an era

2008. 2009.   2014. 2016. I'm always surprised at the way rooms echo when they're empty.

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goals are good

(Image: a blue origami box on a wooden surface holds numbered plastic bags containing new jewelry inventory, surrounded by bowls of beads and a set of pliers.) Last night around 11pm I successfully reached my goal of adding a minimum of $1000 of new merchandise to the website, for the...

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