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Feline Obligations

Reluctantly, I must admit to the world that we have a cat. I have tried to reach this place of acceptance many times, beginning with a first draft of this post on October 3, 2018. I continued it in July of 2019 and again in February 2020. Now here we are, approximately three and a […]

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Shelter in Displacement

As my vacation drew to a close, I walked into the kitchen one morning to find water dripping down the light fixture and onto the couch from bubbles in the ceiling, an observation that set events into motion that now require us to temporarily vacate the condo. The residence above ours developed a leak in […]

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Life Short Reads

Moving In

I always imagine that moving is going to be something akin to a sequence. A series of steps in which boxes are created, transported, and piled up in the new location. Perhaps if one belongs to the economic stratum that can afford to hire professional movers (or is a member of the Armed Forces), this […]

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The Zaubrey Wedding Registry

Good grief, that’s a lot of items. And then you see the prices!

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Yesterday’s Dinner

Today’s dinner, not so interesting. But yesterday, I tried out a homemade seasoning mixture on some mini steaks and cooked artichokes for the first time (served with lemon butter sauce, of course). The seasoning needs work but it all turned out better than I expected. Plus Rachel’s Facebook status about it got a bunch of […]

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If You’ll Permit a Bit of Self-Congratulation…

…I am rather proud of myself. Yesterday I spent a number of hours hacking on the computers comprising our home theater setup. When Rachel came home that night and wanted to watch TV, it “just worked.” Over the course of those hours I tweaked some motherboard settings to significantly reduce the fan noise (and hopefully […]

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Looking Scruffy

After delaying shaving and cutting my hair for the Hallowe’en costume, I let it go for a bit longer in solidarity with Mark, who has been doing No-Shave November. Of course, Rachel hated it with a passion, and so her passion for kissing me was significantly cooled. I finally got a haircut, which left a […]

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Why Yes, I (Attempt to) Cook

I have been wanting to try making this for a while, and finally made myself do it tonight (also, my vegetables were going bad). Dinner is super late, but I think it was worth it. I made a few mistakes, with some of the vegetables being a bit too crunchy; however, it’s a recipe I […]