Monthly Archives: December 2012

Solstice Fire

If you’re reading this, I’m guessing we made it through the end of the world. We celebrated the solstice early this year. It was a convenient date for everyone and we avoided the risk of scheduling a party just as … Continue reading

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Driving Home

I hadn’t actually planned to do it, but it was in the back of my mind as a possibility. I was eager to get back to the Midwest. There was snow! I got a good night’s sleep the night before, … Continue reading

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Baking a Cake

I’m up late, baking them a cake. I know I don’t have to bring a cake. Perhaps, by rights, they should be bringing me one. But I am baking a cake for my students to celebrate finishing our first semester … Continue reading

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Homesick

Last week I was in the Midwest, enjoying the arrival of winter, time with Daniel, and evenings by the fire. My pets were left behind. I did not imagine this would be a problem. I imagined wrong. I rent a … Continue reading

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Little Apples

I spent the morning peeling old apples. Visiting the Midwest, I arrived just as the sleet began to fall on Daniel’s house. He was at work, I had a few days off. As the weather grew colder, I puttered around … Continue reading

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