January 2008

It’s been an interesting week so far, and it’s only Monday. First of all, something seems to have been dislodged in my brain, that thing that keeps me from processing stuff I don’t feel like, like paperwork and phone calls (wah wah wah, First World white girl) and from finishing things I’ve started, like work. […]

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I quit smoking about 20 years ago. (Go ahead, applaud. I’ll wait.) Thing is, while my 2-pack-a-day habit wasn’t doing me any favors, neither was it impeding my life in any major way. You X- and Y-ers might not know this, but back in ’87, you could still smoke most places, like…indoors. In your hospital […]

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I had an interesting chat today with my colorist (and good friend), Marc. Really, I have interesting conversations with most folks these days, since I discovered that the art of conversating (as the kids say) lies in the asking of questions and the hearing of answers rather than the spouting off of commentary. (Fancy that!) […]

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I was tired most of today, am still, in fact. Am (stupidly, short-sightedly) drinking coffee in a (stupid, short-sighted) attempt to work through it, as I’d feel like too much of a schmo bailing on any of the commitments I have in the next 24 hours. Why is this feeling so familiar, I wondered briefly […]

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Time. Living rooms. Wardrobes. Relationships. Somehow, over the years, you start building notions about the way things are supposed to be. It stands to reason, I guess: we learn to talk by mimicking; ditto writing, cooking, sex and a host of other things I’m probably not thinking of. A lot of this is fantastic, as […]

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I gave myself a rather extraordinary gift this year: no new clients for the first three months, to be reviewed and possibly renewed come April 1st. This is extraordinary (meaning absolutely not the usual thing) for a few reasons: I am obsessed with the idea of achievement I have resident fear of living out my […]

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Note: if you’re a “Crohnie” or UC patient or parent of an autistic kid who came for the recipe, feel free to skip ahead to the recipe. (Although I’m guessing most kids won’t be too into lox.) Likewise, if you’re a self-involved tool equally disinterested in understanding the suffering of others and broadening your body […]

Posted in: The Useful Ones

I’ll admit it flat-out: I’m a bit chagrined by last year’s goal-post title. To be fair, it wasn’t a total wash. Out of ten goals I set for myself last January, I fulfilled seven. Fairly good, percentage-wise. Especially since much of the year, I wasn’t consciously trying. Such is the truly awesome power of just […]

Posted in: The Quotidian Ones