Monthly Archives: November 2006

Thoughts for Thursday

BikeProf and Litlove have been making some incredibly brilliant observations about the meaning of suffering. Please check out their posts. *** From the epilogue to Lives of Girls and Women, Alice Munro: “People’s lives, in Jubilee as elsewhere, were dull, … Continue reading

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Miscellany

Geez, a couple of crappy weeks for the old Kitten here. I figured out an analogy for my “fall blues” that sort of explains what I go through: Picture yourself driving to work and back every day. No problem. Some … Continue reading

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A story

I’m just having a run of bad luck…lots of irritations…nothing major but getting me down. I won’t get into too much detail but over my much-needed week off 1) my new computer arrived four days late, after waiting many hours … Continue reading

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Holiday reading

I am salivating like a puppy waiting for a new bone: Next week I am on vacation. Actually, vacation is too strong of a word: Recuperative Time more accurately describes it. Activities will consist mainly of reading, reorganizing bookshelves and … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Dharma Bums

From The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac (thanks, Jean!): When I was a little kid in Oregon I didn’t feel that I was an American at all, with all that suburban ideal and sex repression and general dreary newspaper gray … Continue reading

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A reading meme

This is a meme from Kate at Kate’s Book Blog: 1. How old were you when you learned to read and who taught you? To tell you the truth, I don’t remember. I do know it was before kindergarten. My … Continue reading

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An aspirational meme

Litlove devised a new meme, which saves me from having to devise anything on this Monday, the beginning of the last week before a vacation. This was tough for me, but overall, a very good reflection as we near the … Continue reading

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