Monthly Archives: February 2015

Dwight, now what?

Dwight, Citizenfour is on HBO.  If you were here, our phones would be next to our ears and we’d be watching it together.  Then, we’d re-watch it and talk about it again. What do I do now? It feels wrong … Continue reading

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I Forgot My “Safe Word” (aka Another Night in Book Club)

Instead of talking about the book, The Tattoo Artist, a reader regaled us with the story of how she climbed out of her car in an icy parking lot, fell, slipped under the SUV, and exclaimed, “my ass crack is purple.” As … Continue reading

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The Perks of Being a Junior High School Teacher

One of the perks of teaching junior high school is SPIRIT WEEK.  Every few months, the Student Council produces a Spirit Week.  It is designed to get everybody on the same page, celebrate our school community, and dress up. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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The Odds are Good and the Goods are Odd

The Odds are Good and the Goods are Odd (Reasons #108 & #109 to be single) #108 A decade ago, when I was just a girl of 34, one of my students lined me up with her ski jump coach. … Continue reading

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Favorites

Favorites I just hung up the phone. Annika and I spoke for almost four hours. When I hung up, I started to call Dwight. I scrolled to “favorites” on my phone. I wanted to tell him that we talked about … Continue reading

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Having the House to Myself (Reason #107 for Being Single)

Having the House to Myself (Reason #107 for Being Single) #107 Several months ago, my neighbors started planning their divorce. The rest of the neighbors whispered, “She really is a crazy recluse. He’ll be better off without her.” In an … Continue reading

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Reasons to Be Single (#96-106)

Reasons to be Single #96 – 106 I just learned about Catfish (the MTV series about online “dating”). Urban Dictionary defines the term: A catfish is someone who pretends to be someone they’re not using Facebook or other social media to create … Continue reading

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