#SOL16: Picking the Right Pile

The painters arrive in two weeks. By then, my office will be stripped down, almost bare. Book shelves will be unscrewed from the walls, books piled in a closet in a different room. A tall glass-fronted bookcase will be detached from the wall, emptied of still more books, and laid on its side for safekeeping. First, though, there’s the file cabinet, five drawers high. With […]

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#SOL16: Nightlight

It was a beautiful today today and go figure, for the life of me I can’t explain why I felt so bleak. I think it’s the cumulative effect of the hate, mistrust, and fear that seem to permeate even the air outdoors. People care passionately about the election but nobody seems to feel safe talking about it. When I got my hair cut Sunday, my […]

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#SOL16 How Moist Is Moist Enough?

There are currently six hoses snaking across the front and back yards of our house. It is October and I thought the growing season was long gone, but recently my husband had someone reseed the lawn. In the information the lawn guys looped around the doorknob (with the bill) were instructions. “The soil must be kept moist at all times until the seed germinates,” said […]

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#SOL16: Taking Stock

I can’t remember the last time I took stock of my life. My most profound moments of reflection tend to come when I’m driving. Since I live 20-30 minutes from anywhere, this is probably not a bad thing. In terms of productive action, however, who can remember what you were thinking about five minutes after parking? Sometimes it’s the process of thinking that is inherently […]

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Slice of Life: A Small Green Tea Set

 The authors of the  Two Writing Teachers  blog  hold a weekly challenge that is pretty much exactly what the name of the challenge implies. I’m diving in. Here are the details:  A Slice is a little segment of your day…..Every Tuesday there will be a post on the Two Writing Teachers main page where you can link your Slice of Life story post and read other people’s […]

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