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Thirty-three

Yesterday was my birthday. That’s right — thirty-three years ago, four days after Christmas and two days before New Year’s Eve, the world was graced with my presence. Immediately followed by the blizzard of ’78. Growing up, I have to … Continue reading

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What Happened

Ok. Here’s what happened. I got mad. Real mad. My patience took a hiatus and I let it all in. Let what in, you say? The pressure of having no income, my resistance to a service job, the unavailability of … Continue reading

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Stranger in a Strange Land

(video courtesy of youtube) Ladies aaaaaaand gentleman, step right up! Come see the freak of nature! She’s a personal trainer who actually thinks she can make a living that way! She thinks you have to know what you’re doing when … Continue reading

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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Halloween

What is this thing that happens to people in October? People get more excited about Halloween than any other holiday. Is it the thrill of pretending to be someone else? To take on a different identity for one night is … Continue reading

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Servitude

Readers, I realize I’ve been quiet for a little too long. The truth is, I lost my sense of humor for a while there. I got sucked into the vortex of depression and anxiety that comes with the inability to find … Continue reading

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On Running

Yesterday, I had a perfect run. A sunny, fall day with a nice breeze, a 3.5 mile course through a beautiful neighborhood encircling a lake, great tunes popping up on the iPod. Every so often, all these pieces fall into … Continue reading

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City Girl, Country Girl

Picture this: You are a woman walking home alone from the grocery store just as it’s gotten dark outside. The sidewalk is mostly deserted. About halfway home you notice a figure heading towards you from the opposite direction. As he … Continue reading

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My Life in a Truck, part one: Concrete Hugs and Plaster Kisses

It all started with a wild goose chase through East Boston to find a rental company that was actually about half a mile from my house in Somerville. (Thank you, Google maps).  But thanks to a patient Ann Marie (and … Continue reading

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