Category Archives: Ordinary life

And now for someone completely disconnected, part II

Continuing from where we left off in  our last post, I’ve had to do a lot of thinking recently about life, in general, and in terms of how I’m going to live myself. Of course, it is impossible to plan … Continue reading

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And Now For Someone Completely Disconnected, part I

(Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration, but it fit so neatly with the previous post in what is becoming a series.)  A whole new world of puns has opened up to me, and I shall be taking full advantage of that, … Continue reading

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Beautiful and playful and robust and strong

‘. . . bello et iucundo et robustoso et forte’ — St Francis of Assisi One of the brightest spots in all of last year, for me, was getting to take a small bug-loving adopted cousin out to the wilderness … Continue reading

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Looking at Life

So I said the next post would be in the In Which Everything Goes Downhill series, but I’ve been having some thoughts today while I stay home sick, and another topic has taken over my mind. I mean taken over … Continue reading

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In Which Everything Goes Downhill, part I

   Ahead of me the line of cars and plows stretched off into an invisible distance. “Would it surprise you,” I said, when my sister answered the phone, “to hear that this is not going according to plan?”    “No,” she chirped, … Continue reading

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Still not dead

Life goes on, it really does. Even when that may not be a comforting thought. I haven’t really been writing story things; it’s all been private nonfiction as I try to work through things. I miss that, but I don’t … Continue reading

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*Sneezes painfully*

Hey, I made it two months without getting a cold! And I made it a whole week after first being exposed to my sister’s cold before succumbing to the germ, which has to be another record. Apparently the key to … Continue reading

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The Murder Project, part I

Originally this wasn’t going to be called that, but it turns out what when you write “pair of bodies” on your project list on a blackboard right next to the front door, a lot of people are going to be … Continue reading

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I aten’t dead

Just overwhelmed. This post is going to be a little bit of everything. First, I have been remiss in not telling you all how the Foundations Revealed competition turned out. The wonderful and inimitable Ruth Goodman announced the winners in … Continue reading

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A little bit more about the Entwife, and life

So, having nothing to lose, I entered all this in the Queen of Doom’s Prize, since this year it was online (took place on Facebook, I don’t have Facebook, it’s a long story) and for once I didn’t have to … Continue reading

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