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Mysterious Pellets

While I was outside doing some yard work, I ventured over… and took a look. It was odd, in that the pellets were only on the West side of the street (and not on the East side). It also seemed to start and stop between a set number of houses, and didn’t extend the entire, full block.

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The Annual Fruitcake Redelivery

Each year, we knock on the door – and each year, Mark opens the door and has a quizzical look on his face. And then as we stand there for a beat or two, it registers why we’re there and you see his palm rush up to his forehead. It’s a great tradition, and something Liz and I both enjoy tremendously.

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Bluebird

Interestingly, as much as I was into poetry, I never got that much into Bukowski’s poems – I gravitated more to his fiction. And also read a lot of John Fante, as a result.

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Jerusalem

by Yehuda Amichai On a roof in the Old City laundry hanging in the late afternoon sunlight: the white sheet of a woman who is my enemy, the towel of a man who is my enemy, to wipe off the sweat of his brow. In the sky of the Old City a kite. At the other end of the string,…

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Late Night Bunny

Liz and I were walking home from the grocery store, she grabbed my arm suddenly. She whispered to me that there was a bunny near our front yard, but I couldn’t see him at all.

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Sneaky Cat

This morning, we heard the same sound again. A kind of low wailing, almost as though it were calling out for people. I was able to pinpoint the sound, and got a photo of a cat sitting on our back porch.

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An Unexpected Crowd

Today was a bit different, as I got in earlier than normal… and snagged a spot on one of the lower levels (I usually park higher up in the garage). On walking to the car, I was surprised to see a small crowd on the other side of the parking lot windows.

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Ordering In Person: Less Efficiency, More Hilarity

So here’s an interesting thing: with the majority of my food ordering done online, or through an app, the chances of someone misspelling my name has dropped dramatically.

Recently though, when I’ve been driving to work… I’ve stopped at a Starbucks along the way. I haven’t quite gotten to adding the location to my app… and don’t have the timing down just yet. So I’ve been going in and ordering my breakfast in person, like a schnook.

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Look at that Gam

I imagine Hugo quietly practicing what he’ll need to do, when he decides to head out on the road and hitchhike across the country. Also imagining a line of cars screeching to a halt on seeing this exquisite leg, and car doors opening to offer him a ride.

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New Bedroom Windows

While we were in Michigan, Bob was able to install both windows in our bedroom. It’s a bit mind-boggling to me, when I imagine how much he must have had to go up/down the scaffold for this – but we arrived home to see our bedroom in an entirely new light – quite literally so.

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